Who is Mannie Garcia?
His photos of the Ramstein airshow disaster in West Germany won a World Press Photo Award in 1989. During the disaster, Garcia narrowly escaped death when a flying chunk of one of the jet's wings nearly hit him in the head. One of his cameras was smashed by shrapnel, preventing it from hitting him instead. After shooting photos of the crashing jets and fleeing spectators, Garcia helped the wounded. Sixty-seven spectators and three pilots died in the disaster, and 346 spectators sustained serious injuries in the resulting explosion and fire.
Garcia's photograph of President George W. Bush surveying the damage from Hurricane Katrina in August 2005 from the high remove of Air Force One became a symbol of his administration's slow and detached reaction to the human suffering and wreckage below.
We need you!
Help us build the largest biographies collection on the web!
Use the citation below to add to a bibliography:
"Mannie Garcia." Biographies.net. STANDS4 LLC, 2021. Web. 16 Oct. 2021. <https://www.biographies.net/people/en/mannie_garcia>.