Oscar Featured on Cover of time magazine

Keeping in line with their Hard hitting journalism and their sensationally dramatic cover photography, Oscar Pistorius appears on the cover of this weeks time magazine. The iconic paralympic athlete is featured bear chested in a heroic pose very, reminiscent of fantasy artists Borris Vallejo and Julie bell.

The picture of Pistorius - taken by Pieter Hugo - was first used in the New York Times last year. The alleged tragic accident that took place on valentines day has grabbed the worlds attention and if it where any other time, South Africa would be celebrating the appearance of the Blade Runner on one of the worlds most widey read publications, seeing Oscar on the cover now however just fills me with deep regret and disbelief.

The headline 'Man Superman Gunman' is simply entitled 'Pistorius And South Africa's Culture Of Violence'.

Watch Jim Frederick, the Time International Editor, explain in this short video, What the Oscar Pistorius Case reveals about South Africa and its culture of violence. 

Be sure to also have a look at the outakes of this photo here

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