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Amanda Knox photos for the New York Post | Seattle editorial photographer

“Thank you for everyone who believed in me, who defended me, who supported my family,” Amanda Knox said in a brief media address. “My family is the most important thing to me, and I just want to go be with them.”

Amanda Knox is overcome with emotion as she acknowledges the waiting crowd and enormous media presence upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post


These photos available in my archive: Amanda Knox Photos Seattle

Amanda Knox arrived back in the United States after more than four years in prison in Italy.

She was met at Seattle-International Airport by hundreds of cameras from around the world. I was there for the New York Post. But we were all here in Seattle to document this woman coming to the airport. It was silly journalism, as Danny Gawlowski pointed out.

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I got there about 2 hours before she landed which was actually later than I ought to have. A lot of people had been there for the better part of 8 hours. I found a position about two people back from the main metal barrier set up. Camera crews were in front of me on all sides, but I was able to sandwich my way in and have a clear line of sight at Amanda’s entry, speech and exit. It was incredibly stressful to be in the media scrum as time ticked closer to her entering the media pen. The photojournalists that I happened to be standing by respected each other’s one-foot-by-one-foot spaces; I heard that elbows were thrown and people got shoved out of position by those arriving late just as Amanda was about to enter. It is not something we are accustomed to in polite Seattle.

We were not even sure if Amanda would meet the press and if she did, if she would speak. It seemed to me to be incredibly brave, and gracious, after all she has endured, to face the media maelstrom she did. It made me think a lot though about what Meredith Kercher’s family is going through right now. They aren’t having a joyous reunion tonight.

What a bizarre experience for all involved.

With an hour to go, Port of Seattle Sea-Tac spokesman Perry Cooper. center-left, in suit, prepares for the possible arrival of Amanda Knox at the press conference. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the New York Post.

Amanda Knox and her criminal defense attorney Theodore Simon enter to speak with the media upon her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Amanda Knox is overcome with emotion as she acknowledges the waiting crowd and enormous media presence upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Knox family spokesman Bill Marriott gestures in celebration as Amanda Knox enters to speak to the press upon her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox'ss murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Knox family spokesman Bill Marriott gestures in celebration as Amanda Knox enters to speak to the press upon her arrival at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox'ss murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Amanda Knox is comforted by her father, Curt Knox, and mother, Edda Mellas, as she is overcome with emotion after acknowledging the waiting crowd and enormous media presence upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Amanda Knox is overcome with emotion as she begins her address to the media upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Amanda Knox is comforted by her sister Deanna Knox, right, during her press conference after her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox's murder conviction was overturned by an Italian appellate court after spending four years in prison in Italy. Photo by Daniel Berman/For the New York Post

Amanda Knox is comforted by her sister, Deanna Knox, right, after speaking to the media at a press conference upon her arrival in the United States at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport in Seattle Tuesday, October 4. Knox

Amanda Knox, right, in gray, is comforted by family members following her brief press conference upon her arrival in the United States in Seattle, Tuesday, Oct. 4. Photo by Daniel Berman/for the New York Post.

Thank you for looking,

Daniel

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  1. [...] Continue reading and see more photos on Daniel’s blog. [...]

  2. Scott Neumyer said, on October 6, 2011 at 3:36 pm

    Fantastic shots, man. So glad to see her finally come home!

  3. kentfoto said, on October 7, 2011 at 5:27 am

    Great emotion in the first image daniel. wow. fantastic work dude.


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