This picture was taken by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt at a children’s puppet show in Paris, 1963. He caught this picture of the children at the exact moment the dragon was slain.
He later said about the photo
“It took a long time to get the angle I liked. But the best picture is the one I took at the climax of the action. It carries all the excitement of the children screaming, ‘The dragon is slain!’ Very often this sort of thing is only a momentary vision. My brain does not register, only my eyes and finger react. Click.”
fozzibare: Great photo, the look of joy and amazement on their faces is sublime. I know this is not usually the place for humour but I am imagining a ‘Back to the Future’ type scenario with Metallica on stage. Great work!
wineddinedand69ed: “Saint George and the Dragon” is indeed one hell of a story.
A_Hendo: What a range of expressions reacting to the same thing.
atwoodw43: can you imagine if they took this pic now in paris, christ help us