Title: Beijing Spring
Photographer(s): David Turnley, Peter Turnley
Writer(s): Melinda Liu, Orville Schell, Howard Chapnick
Designer(s): Randy Miller
Publisher(s): Asia 2000, Hong Kong
Size: 21,5 x 28 cm
Print: Toppan Printing Company, Tokyo, Japan
Nation(s) and year(s) of Protest: China, 1989
For fifty days, the world watched as a generation of China’s young people stood up and spoke out about democracy and freedom. Then, horrified, the world witnessed a brutal massacre of young demonstrators as China’s leaders enacted their response: crackdown, repression, denial.
David and Peter Turnley's photo essay is the definitive visual record of the democracy movement in Tiananmen Square, from the euphoric occupation of the square to the shocking bloodletting.