2011 Photo Contest, Spot News, Singles, 1st prize
Photographer

Péter Lakatos

22 May, 2010

A man falls to his death from a turret of Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, after covering himself in flammable liquid and setting himself alight.

About

Péter Lakatos

Péter Lakatos was born in Hungary in 1975, and studied engineering and education before turning to photography. From 1995 to 2002, he worked on the production side of radio and t...

Background story

Budapest, Hungary A man falls to his death from a turret of Liberty Bridge in Budapest, Hungary, after covering himself in flammable liquid and setting himself alight. Firemen had tried for half an hour to convince the man, aged around 40, to come down. His motives for suicide are not known.

Photo credit:
MTI

 

Technical information

Shutter Speed
1/80 s
Focal length
70 mm
F-Stop
f/4.5
ISO
1600

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