In a photo, taken during a firefighters’ training drill, a kid gives the camera a knowing look as a house burns in the background. As she graduates college, Zoe Roth auctioned off the photo’s rights.
STEVE INSKEEP, HOST:
Good morning. I’m Steve Inskeep with congrats to Zoe Roth. People on the internet know her as disaster girl. In a famous picture, a kid gives the camera a knowing look as a house burns in the background. Truth is, her dad took that picture of a firefighters training drill, but people have shared it for years. Now, as she graduates college, Roth auctioned off the rights to the picture, a non-fungible token that sold for $430,000. It’s MORNING EDITION.
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