Esquire Fundraises for James Foley Scholarship With Mini-Paywall on Famous 9/11 Story

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“The Falling Man,” a photo of a person who had leapt from a burning World Trade Center tower on Sept. 11, 2011 stirred controversy for its visceral nature. Of all the horrifying photos from the attacks, it struck a chord like no other

The dissemination of the photo caused controversy, seen as a violation of the privacy of the victim and his family. The photo became less common as media outlets stopped using it. That is until Esquire published “The Falling Man,” Tom Junod’s deep dive into the photo and the events surrounding it

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