Top 25 of the most famous photographs of the world
Am 14/03/2019 in 17:14
Discovered during a photo exhibition or in the international newspapers’ front pages, these 25 photos marked our time and the History of photography.
N°25 – V-J Day in Times Square (1945) - Albert Eisenstaedt
The passionate kiss of a sailor and a young woman celebrating the end of the Second World War.
N°24 – Dali Atomicus (1948) – Philippe Halsman
The master of surrealism and the photographer reproduce special effects ahead of time.
N°23 –The Oscar selfie of Bradley Cooper (2014)
This selfie took during the Oscar Ceremony hold the record of celebrities on a photo.
N°22 – Windblown Jackie (1971) - Ron Galella
The First Lady captured by one of the first paparazzi.
N°21 – D Day (1944) – Robert Capa
The photojournalist attends, with shaking hands, the landing of the allies in Normandy.
N°20 – The Situation Room (2011) – Pete Souza
President Barack Obama and his team following the capture of Bin Laden
N°19 – Dovima and the elephants (1955) - Richard Avedon
A mythical fashion photograph taken at the Winter Circus for Harper’s Bazaar
N°18 – L. Brejnev et E. Honecker (1979) – Régis Bossu
An unexpected “Russian-style” kiss during the Cold War reproduced on Berlin’s Wall.
N°17 – Mohammed Ali vs. Sonny Liston - (1955) Neil Leifer
The immortalization of Mohammed Ali’s KO on Sonny Liston.
N°16 - Migrant mother (1936) - Dorothea Lange
This shot became the symbol of the Great Depression and erected as a flag bearer for refugees.
N°15 – Napalm Girl (1972) Nick Ut
This illustration of the Vietnam War’s horror, which participated to the public opinion’s awareness.
N°14 – Mickael Jordan (1984) – Co Rentmeester
Moving picture of one of the most iconic sports silhouettes.
N°13 – The Pillow Fight (1964) – Harry Benson
Fraternal image of the group celebrating its success.
N°12 – Behind the Gare Saint Lazare (1932) – Henri Cartier Bresson
A superb game of reflections captured in monochrome.
N°11 – The Afghan (1984) - Steeve Mc Curry
The iconic image of an Afghan girl in a Pakistan camp, who has become an icon of the refugees people.
N°10 – Guerillero Heroico (1960) –Alberto Korda
A portrait of Che Guevara, symbol of the Cuban revolution, then of the pop culture
N°9 – The Loch Ness Monster (1934) – Unknown photographer
The first picture (rigged) of Nessie having spread doubt for few years.
N°8 – Le baiser de l’hôtel de ville (1950) Robert Doisneau
An inescapable photo staged for the Life magazine.
N°7 – The Men who walked on the Moon (1969) Neil Armstrong
The first men who walked on the moon immortalizes his teammate.
N°6 – Black Power Salute (1968) John Dominis
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, and their famous Black Panthers salute at the Mexico City Olympics Medal ceremony.
N°5 – Lunch at the top of a skyscraper (1932) - Unknown photographer
Published in the New York Herald Tribute, this image of 11 American builders of tomorrow was an advertisement for the Rockefeller Center. .
N°4 – (1963) – Robert H Jackson
The photographer received the Pulitzer Prize for this photo of the assassination of Lee Harvey Oswald, the suspected murderer of JFK, by Jack Ruby.
N°3 – Albert Einstein (1951) – Arthur Sasse
A facetious portrait captured on the spot the day of his 72nd birthday.
N°2– Marilyn Monroe (1955) Sam Shaw
A legendary image taken in the streets of New York to close the filming of “The Seven Year Itch”.
N°1 - The Man from Tian’anmen Square (1989) - Jeff Widener
Probably the most famous photograph, symbol of the inequality of a fight between students and the Chinese army. So far, the identity of the man facing the tank remains unknown.
© 2018 Justine Grosset