external “The Moment a Photographer Became a Historian” —NY Times Lens Blog

Bill Eppridge, who was best known for his haunting photograph of a busboy kneeling beside the mortally wounded Senator Robert F. Kennedy, died Thursday at Danbury Hospital in Connecticut. He was 75.

Mr. Eppridge, a staff photographer for Life magazine, stood his ground that night in 1968 and photographed the senator as he lay on the kitchen floor of the Ambassador Hotel in Los Angeles, going into what he described to NPR in a 2008 interview as a “state of mental overdrive” where he worked on instinct.

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