Biography

Michael Ade-Kunle is a street photographer based in London, UK.

Michael photographs for Getty Images and Shutterstock. He’s also a member of the Royal Photographic Society.

My fascination with documentary journalism began at a young age. However, it wasn’t until I began studying History that my passion of photography began to take hold.

While researching China’s Cold War history, I came across the “Tank man” photo. The image was captured by Charlie Cole during the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989.

 

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I had seen this photo before, but never in the context of historical research. It demonstrates a photographer’s ability to document moments and tell stories that may have otherwise gone untold.

What a powerful tool we have at our disposal.

 

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