1976 Photo Contest, Spot News, 1st prize

Stanley Forman

Boston Herald American

22 July, 1975

Boston, USA. Nineteen-year-old Diana Bryant and her two-year-old niece and goddaughter Tiare Jones are hurled off a collapsing fire escape during an apartment fire on Marlborough Street. The two waited with firefighter Robert O’Neil for a rescue ladder to reach them. As the firefighter climbed onto the rescue ladder, the fire escape collapsed under their feet and they fell to the ground five floors below. The woman was killed but the child survived, her fall cushioned by the woman's body.

About the photographer

Stanley Forman

Stanley Joseph Forman (Winthrop, Massachusetts, 1945) studied photography at the Benjamin Franklin Institute of Technology in Boston. In 1966, he started working for the Boston H...

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/250 s
Focal length
135 mm

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