Blind Chinese Dissident Chen Guangcheng Arrives in New York City – Andy Jacobsohn

Chen Guangcheng

Blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng gestures with his wife, Yuan Weijing, beside him before making remarks to the media upon arriving on the campus of New York University on May 19, 2012 in New York, New York. China allowed the activist to leave a hospital in Beijing and board a plane for the US, a move that could signal the end of a diplomatic standoff between the two countries. (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

NYC-based freelancer Andy Jacobsohn photographed blind Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng’s arrival on the campus of New York University in Manhattan.

Under the circumstances that surround blind Chinese dissident Chen Guangcheng and the availability of this “media opportunity” the moment was shrouded in its rarity for the media and absolute joy for the dissident and his family as he stepped with one bad foot into the United States.

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Chen Guangcheng

Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng steps out of a van with his wife, Yuan Weijing, beside him before making remarks to the media. (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

Chen Guangcheng

The injured foot of Chinese activist Chen Guangcheng stands next to a group of recorders while Chen makes remarks to the media. (Andy Jacobsohn/Getty Images)

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