Long Fall: The Most Famous 9/11 Photo Is Still Suspended | Motherboard: Social media might have made it much easier to spread the photograph outside of the mainstream press. But would the Internet masses be harder pressed to also affirmatively identify the jumper?
Whether we’d want to is beyond me. Maybe doing so would help to further personalize the horror. Maybe it would be tasteless, crass or voyeuristic, a tearing away of dignity. Either way, Drew’s Falling Man—the unknown, silhouetted proxy of everyone forced to leap that day—was likely the last of its kind.