Terril Jones’s view of Changan Avenue in Beijing on June 5, 1989, shows “tank man,” in the distance at left, framed by two tree trunks, on the verge of confrontation with the tanks in the distance at right.
Mr. Jones’s angle on the historic encounter is vastly different from four other versions shot that day, taken at eye level moments before the tanks stopped at the feet of the lone protester. Wildly chaotic, a man ducks in the foreground, reacting from gunfire coming from the tanks. Another flashes a near-smile. Another pedals his bike, seemingly passive as the tanks rumble towards confrontation.