Saturday, August 9, 2008

Tourist Guy

The tourist guy, also known as the tourist of death, is an internet phenomenon consisting of a photograph of a tourist that has appeared in many photoshopped pictures after the 11 September 2001 attacks.
Soon after 9/11, an image showing a tourist while an airliner was about to hit the building beneath him circulated on the internet. It was claimed that the picture came from a camera that was found in the debris at Ground Zero.
A 25 year old Hungarian man named Péter Guzli came forward as the real tourist. Guzli took the photo on 28 November 1997, and was also responsible for the initial edit. He edited the image for a few friends, not realizing it would spread so quickly across the Internet. He first provided the original photo and several other photos from the same series as proof to a Hungarian newspaper.

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