Brussels bombing survivor's emotional reunion with woman who photographed him after airport attack
Sebastien Bellin meets correspondent Ketevan Kardava — the woman who took his photo and posted it online
Sebastien Bellin almost lost his life during the March 22, 2016, Brussels Airport bombings. Ketevan Kardava – a foreign correspondent from the country of Georgia – snapped a photo of him on the ground that was circulated around the world, and is a lasting image of the aftermath of terrorism.
The CBC was there for their emotional reunion just days after the attacks. Watch the video below:
Kardava had been checking in for her flight when the bombing occurred.
"I saw many passengers with their legs blown up," she said.
"I took only 12 pictures, and I had only one minute. So 12 pictures in a minute. …I call them my photo heroes," Kardava said. "It was very terrible to realize what has happened."
"And [the] first photo, I posted, it was a photo of Sebastien," she said. "For me, it was most important to show everyone … as many say, is the face of terrorism."