A 2013-2014 photo project by American photographer Tim Mantoani presents portraits of famous photographers with their world-famous shots. Its purpose is clear – to pay tribute to the people behind great photographs.
Steve McCurry and his picture known as “Afghan Girl” (1984)
David Doubilet and his Barracuda Circle (1987)
Jeff Widener and his “Unknown Rebel” (1989)
The image is prohibited in China. As well as information about the events in Tiananmen Square that preceded the day the photo was taken.
Thomas D. Mangelsen and his Catch of the Day (1988)
Harry Benson, who took one of the most famous photo series of The Beatles (1964)
Now Harry Benson is 92 years old!
Douglas Kirkland and the famous photograph from his photo shoot with Marilyn Monroe (1961)
Neil Leifer and his photo “Ali vs. Liston” (1965)
The picture captured the famous knockout that Mohammed Ali inflicted on Sonny Liston only two minutes after the start of the fight. After the fall of the opponent, Ali bent over him, urging him to get up.
Mary Ellen Mark and photo of trainer Ram Prakashem Singh with his elephant Shyama (1990)
Bob Gruen and his famous photo of John Lennon (1974)
John Lennon asked me to visit his penthouse on the East Side of New York to take pictures for the cover of his Walls and Bridges album. After we took a series of portraits for the album cover, we took a few more informal shots for advertising. I asked him if he still had the New York City jersey I gave him the year before. He put it on and we took this photo.
Vincent Laforet and his photo “Me and my man”
Vincent Laforet is the youngest among all his colleagues in this photo project. He likes to shoot objects from above.
Herman Leonard and his photograph of saxophonist Dexter Gordon (1948)
Elliott Erwitt and his photograph “Two Dogs with their Owner” (1974)
The photograph I hold in my hands was taken in 1974, right across the street from my apartment in New York’s Central Park. 38 years have passed since that event, and, unfortunately, I lost contact with its participants.
The picture perfectly highlights the difference between a Great Dane and a Chihuahua. By the way, Elliott Erwitt is now 93 years old. Good photographers manage to live a very long time!
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