Grieving Man with Flag, Washington DC

1971, Printed Later
Archival Pigment Photograph

Signed, titled, dated and numbered from edition of 35 on recto.

“In 1971 as I waited for a plane at Washington National Airport, I noticed a grieving man sitting nearby holding a folded American flag. He was obviously in pain….I took the photograph and turned to put the camera away and planned to walk over to speak with him…. but when I turned back…. he was gone. Someone next to me said he had just buried his brave son, killed in Vietnam, in Arlington National Cemetery.” – Harry Benson