Although it sparked some controversy, Steve McCurry’s “Afghan Girl” is an iconic image that has influenced and inspired many people. Tony Northup wanted to talk about how this image inspired him, but then he learned the story behind it – and it wasn’t pretty. The truth behind how this legendary photo was taken is sad and disturbing, and Tony shares it in this video.
George Mendonsa, the “kissing sailor” from Alfred Eisenstaedt’s famous photo, died on Sunday at the age of 95. Mendonsa was photographed kissing a nurse on 14 August 1945 during the celebration of the end of the Second World War. The photo was published in Life magazine and it became one of the most influential images of all time.
There is hardly anyone who doesn’t know about “Migrant Mother,” an iconic photo by Dorothea Lange. The 1936 portrait depicts Florence Owens Thompson and her children, and there are many true and untrue facts we’ve heard about it. But did you know it was altered? Or “photoshopped,” as we tend to say nowadays? Thanks to a new book from the Museum of Modern Art, this interesting fact has recently seen the light of day.
For the past two years, French photographer Etienne Clotis has worked on a project named ICONIC. This interesting series of photos depicts the iconic people: musicians, painters, actors, fashion designers and many others who marked their era. With great fashion designer and make-up artist, Etienne turns his models into these people, and the resemblance is remarkable.
Starting this month, the Museum of Modern Art is putting up over 400 prints from their collection up for sale. Among these photos, there will be iconic prints of Man Ray, Ansel Adams and Henri Cartier-Bresson. If you have deep pockets, you’ll have a chance to have one of them in a series of auctions, and some of them are expected to reach up to $300,000.
Founded in 1923, TIME Magazine has presented the world with some of its most iconic photography for years. Sifting through all those images to find the 100 most influential of all time must’ve been no easy task. But, it is a task that TIME took on, to create a celebration of photography that changed the world.
You can see, even in the promotional video, many well known images. There are also some less famous works, but TIME say that “each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event”. From the lone man standing in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square to Muhammed Ali towering over a defeated Sonny Liston, there’s a wide variety of topics.
‘Photographers have the power to capture human moments.’
This is the opening line of the inspiring new short film created by Cooperative of Photography, affectionately known to as COOPH. As cliche as it may sound, the truth couldn’t ring more clearly.
A single image can stop the world in its tracks and, at least for a moment, put the viewer in the shoes of the photographer or subject.[Read More…]