Famous Photographs

  1. Afghan Girl Afghan Girl is the title of one of the most famous photographs in the world of recent times, a hugely compelling portrait of a young Afghan woman whose intense gaze directly into the camera lens is once seen and never forgotten...
  2. Eiffel Tower I find Eiffel Tower pictures irresistible, perhaps because I live in France but more so because the Eiffel Tower is the symbol, par excellence, of romance, spontaneity and everything French. Many of the world's best-loved photographers have captured its unique majesty among them Robert Doisneau, Elliott Erwitt and Erwin Blumenfeld...
  3. Falling Man The photograph shows a man who had leapt from the burning tower, plunging head down to certain death. Those who jumped to their death on that day were known as 'jumpers' although this does not mean they committed suicide. Those who were forced to jump from the tower...
  4. Flat Iron Building The Flat Iron Building New York can be counted amongst the earliest skyscrapers ever and at the time it was completed (1902) was one of the tallest buildings in New York City. It was designed by Daniel Burnham who oversaw the design process along with Frederick P. Dinkelberg (1859-1935) who worked on details of the building...
  5. James Dean The James Dean photos in this gallery stand as testimony to someone who is loved and remembered today for his smoldering good looks and his outstanding acting ability in three major films: Rebel Without a Cause in 1955, in which he starred as Jim Stark, a troubled teenager...
  6. Marilyn Monroe After Marilyn's death, another great American film director John Huston said that it was a terrible pity that so much beauty has been lost to us but I think that because we live in the age of film and photography we are fortunate to be able to still share in that beauty...
  7. Migrant Mother Migrant Mother is a photograph by Dorothea Lange which made her one of the most famous photographers of all time. The photo shows Florence Thompson who was a peapicker and lived in a workers' camp near Nipomo in California. Lange made a detour on her way home one day, to visit the camp. While there she took a series of photos of the woman and her children, one of which became known as Migrant Mother...
  8. Tiananmen Square 1989 'Tiananmen Square 1989' is the title of a photograph more often known simply as the Tank Man Photo. It is an iconic image, reminiscent of Alberto Korda's famous photograph of Che Guevara. Like Che, Tank Man is a rebel and hero of the people, although to this day we do not know his identity and do not even know whether he is still alive or not....

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