Magazine article The Quill

Spot News-Photography

Magazine article The Quill

Spot News-Photography

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Denver Rocky Mountain News

As reporters for the Denver Rocky Mountain News related the events that happened in Columbine High School on April 20, 1999, staff photographers captured the grief and emotion of those that lived through it.

The paper initially sent six photographers to cover the tragic event, and eventually the News moved 86 photographs around the world on news wires. Those images dominated front pages from China to Australia, London to New York. Photographs taken by the News staff - like George Kochaniec's photo of two anguished girls, one with her head thrown back and her face contorted in grief - have become synonymous with the suffering of the day.

The News dominated the print photo coverage of the Columbine tragedy from day one. Today, more than a year later, its photographs still show up on the pages of magazines and newspapers conveying what happened that terrible day. …

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