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January 11, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1949, when photojournalist Sam Tata watched Communist troops take over his home town of Shanghai, China, recording the events was evidently more important to him than any recognition he might later receive. "At that time, I wasn't presumptuous enough to say, 'Well, here I am, witnessing history,' " said Tata recently. "I was in my city of birth, I had a camera, and I just never left the house without it. That's what I did. I just photographed."
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January 11, 1990 | ZAN DUBIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
In 1949, when photojournalist Sam Tata watched Communist troops take over his home town of Shanghai, China, recording the events was evidently more important to him than any recognition he might later receive. "At that time, I wasn't presumptuous enough to say, 'Well, here I am, witnessing history,' " said Tata recently. "I was in my city of birth, I had a camera, and I just never left the house without it. That's what I did. I just photographed."
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