Other Photogs with their Iconic Photos
Bill Eppridge - Robert F. Kennedy (1968)
Bill Eppridge stands with his photo of Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination in Los Angeles June 5, 1968.
Brent Stirton - Gorrilla Killings
Virunga National Park, Democratic Republic of the Congo, 2007 “This is Virunga, the first National Park in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Silverback Mountain Gorilla, along with 6 females, had been killed by a group trying to intimidate conservation rangers into being less proactive in their efforts against poaching & illegal charcoal making. There are only about 40 of these Silverbacks in the world, so the Rangers were devastated at the assassination. This procession went on for about 5 kms, moving the 600 pound body over hills & through the forest. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10 years doing this job; most make less than $10 a month. They’re heroes, there’s just no other word that seems appropriate to describe these incredible African men.”
Brian Smith - Greg Louganis
Seoul, South Korea, 1988 “The magic of photography happens when you don’t see what’s coming next.”
Douglas Kirkland - An Evening with Marilyn
Los Angeles, 1961 “This is from my Evening with Marilyn.”
Harry Benson - Beatles’ Pillow Fight
London, 1964 “Brian Epstein — Beatles’ manager — had just told them they were number one in America, and I was coming with them to New York, 1964.”
Karen Kuehn - Ballerina and Kitten
1993 “From the 1993 Cats Story shot for National Geographic. The director Thomas Kennedy asked me to shoot an entire story about ‘cats.’ He did not want it to be typical! So problem solving this assignment was good fun. The Russian Blue Cat and Ballerina legs was inspired by George Balanchine — he used the idea of cats landing always on their toes to teach his dancers.”
Mark Seliger - Kurt Cobain
1994 “Originally an inside opener for Rolling Stone cover story of Nirvana in conjunction with the release of In Utero, my first Polaroid (with Negative) was by far the most emotional and revealing of his spirit. Two months later Kurt died from a self-inflicted gunshot wound to his head. This photograph became the memorial RS cover.”
Mary Ellen Mark - Circus Magic
Ahmedabad, Western India, 1991 “I am holding my photograph of Ram Prakash Singh and his beloved elephant Shyama — taken in 1990. Ram Prakash Singh was the ringmaster of “The Great Golden Circus.” The photograph was done in Ahmedabad India. This was part of my Indian Circus Project. I love India and I love the circus so photographing eighteen circuses all around India was an incredible experience. Unfortunately, Shyama died a few months after this photograph was taken. Supposedly he succumbed to a poisoned chapatti. Ram Prakash Singh was heartbroken. Me also.”
Jim Marshall - Johnny Cash
1969 - Taken at San Quentin Prison during a 1969 sound check. According to Marshall, the gesture was made in jest, but it has become one of the most memorable images of Johnny Cash.
Allan Tannenbaum - Nelson Mandela and his wife Winnie
ANC leader, Nelson Mandela and wife Winnie raising fists upon his release from Victor Verster prison after 27 yrs. - 11 Feb 1990 (BBC)
Greg Gorman - Andy Warhol
Greg Gorman’s portfolio explores a fascinatin with celebrity. Andy Warhol had just signed with a New York modeling agency and asked Gorman if L.A. Sunglasses would be interested in [using] him as a model. “They loved the idea,” writes Gorman, “and I photographed him.” (NPR)
Baron Wolman - Jimi Hendrix
March 1968 - “First time on stage with Jimi Hendrix. My best live action music photo ever.” “I was onstage with the band, really connecting with the music and Jimi’s movements. These days, somewhat self-consciously, I often remark that I was ‘playing my Nikon’ in harmony with Jimi and his Gibson and Fender guitars.”
Robert Mcneely - Bill Clinton
"For 6 1/2 years I have followed on Clinton’s heels everyday. One day folling him into the oval office he spun in front of me to speak to someone behind us…It is the best picture i made of him while he was President."
David Doubilet - National Geographic
Lauren Greenfield - Fastforward
1994 “I photographed Beverly Hills High School Senior Ditch Day in Malibu in 1994,” she writes. “Mijanov, in the foreground, was voted ‘Best Physique’ at Beverly High. 14 years later, Mijanov and I are still friends, though we were strangers before this picture.” (Acclaimed documentarian of youth culture - NPR)
Michael Collopy - Mother Teresa (1982)
From the time Collopy met Mother Teresa in 1982, she was an inspiration to the photographer, who was impressed with her willingness to accept all people for who they are.
Phil Stern - Marylin Monroe (1953)
Back in the Fifties, for me to photograph Marilyn Monroe, it was a catch-as-catch-can situation. I did not have her at my disposal the way some photographers did. So the only time I could get her was either surreptitiously or at a photo opportunity. And in that case, it was important for me to try to get a photograph that doesn’t look the same as the others. So I had to watch carefully and if she did anything unusual with her face or expression, I had to be alert enough to snap it.
Thomas Mangelsen - Catch of The Day
A sockeye salmon leaps into the waiting jaws of an Alaskan brown bear at Brooks Falls.
William Coupon - New Guinea Strawman
Ethan Russell - Keith Richards of The Rolling Stones
1972 “I was traveling with the Stones and … I saw this sign and called Keith over and took two frames … The customs official noticed us and barked, ‘Stop right away or we’ll confiscate the film.’ I stopped. I knew what I had and didn’t want to lose it.”
Daniel Cramer - Bob Dylan and Sally Grossma (1965)
Herman Leonard - Saxophone Legend Dexter Gordon
1948 - “What a great career! To do what you love and to be entertained at the same time!” (Without Herman Leonard, jazz history would be missing many great images - NPR)
Guido Karp - Sting (1992)
Bob Gruen - John Lennen (August 1974)
Carl Fischer - Muhammad Ali (1967)
Photographer Carl Fischer and art director George Lois were responsible for many of Esquire magazine’s shocking covers, including the 1967 shot of Muhammad Ali posing as Saint Sebastian. Ali, a recent convert to Islam, had refused to be inducted (after receiving a draft card) into the Army at the time of the Vietnam War. As a result, his title was stripped and the boxing champion faced public scrutiny and court trials. Together, Lois and Fischer created an image of ‘The Greatest’ that spoke of martyrdom and an unwanted war.
Chris Rainier - Tattoo Odyssey
David Hume Kennerly - Five Presidents
"Five Presidents at the Reagan Library Dedication, Simi Vally California Nov 4, 1991 - This was the first time five Presidents had ever been together."
Donna Ferrato - Living With The Enemy (1991)
Donna De Cesare - From Civil War to Gang War (1980s)
Photo documentary, FROM CIVIL WAR TO GANG WAR, tells the story of displaced children of El Salvador’s civil war now growing up as urban gang warriors in Los Angeles and San Salvador…real life stories of today’s children of war attest to the devastating social costs of neglecting youth.
Fred Vuich - Tiger Woods (2001)
Tiger Woods tees off at the 18th hole at the Masters tournament, Georgia, USA.Ranked number one in 2001, he also became the first golfer to hold all four of the major professional titles simultaneously.
Art Brewer - “Surfing Forever”
Depicting the Legendary surfer John Kelly, strolling on the Hawaiian coast.
Alfred Wertheimer - “The Kiss”
Elvis Prelsey and his date for the day, Barbara Gray, backstage at the Mosque Theatre, Richmond, VA June 30th, 1956
Charles Moore - “King On The Police” (1958)
Martin Luther King was arrested in 1958 after a discussion with two police officers in Montgomery, Ala., and brought to jail. Charles Moore was then the local newspaper photographer. He followed the group to the police station and shot this image of the imprisoned dissident. The image was distributed by the Associated Press - the beginning of Moore’s career as a photographer.