On the second day of the Tet Offensive, Edward Thomas Adams and an NBC news crew heard gunfire. They followed the noise to a street corner where South Vietnamese soldiers were leading a handcuffed Viet Cong captive to Lt. Col. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the South Vietnamese National Police. Assuming the prisoner was about to be interrogated, Adams raised his camera to capture the moment. Instead, he took a picture of Lung shooting the prisoner in the head. (Adams later learned that the prisoner was a Viet Cong officer responsible for slaughtering an entire family.)
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Se pare ca Halsman si Dali au avut o relatie fotografica de lunga durata. Mai toate fotografiile celebre ale lui Dali sunt realizate de Halsman si nu sunt char putine.
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It took 26 tries and over five hours to have this image done. Philippe Halsman made this picture in 1948 and the subject was Salvador Dali himself. Of course, all that you see in the image was an real act in front of the camera, no ticks or retouch. No more than three assistants threw the cats, one threw the water from a bucket and Halsman’s wife held the chair.
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“99Cent” by Andreas Gursky, chromogenic color print, 81 1/2 by 132 inches, numbered 6/6, 1999 was sold with the amount ofÂ 3,3 millions $. The old record was only 2,9 millions $.
If you’ll make a top of the world’s most important war pictures, this Pulizer wining image will be on the first place for sure. For Americans, if they have to describe “patriotism” in a single picture, this will be more than enough.
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I’m sure that some of you already know the pictures and the history of this man but I have to publish these images here anyway. It is very strange for me to see the eyes of a man who will know he will die in the next minutes. In this kind of pictures I really identify the true power of photography. This man died more than 60 years ago but this touching face expression it is still printed and somehow alive.
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Hindenburg was the pride of the Nazi Germany. Build by Zeppelin company this was the biggest flying machine of those times and the safest. Started from Frankfurt, GermanyÂ and ended in Manchester, New Jersey, USA, the flight was the first transatlantic official flight.
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Cum ar fi fost sa il vedeti cu aparatul la ochi pe aleile din Drumul Taberei sau mai bine in magazinul Big Berceni din Piata Sudului. Pai daca ati fi fost ceva mai atenti prin 1975 l-ati fi observat cu siguranta pentru ca Henri Cartier-Bresson a fost in Romania.
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Am incercat opt zile la rand, atat cat am stat in Paris, sa intru la o expoxitie Doisneau si nu am reusit pentru ca era coada. Sa nu va inchipuiti ca era o coada rezonabila, era mai ceva decat cozile de la carne de pe vremea bunicilor sau de cele de la Mc Donald’s de dupa revolutie.
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It started out as an assignment and become a legacy. In 1955, the young Magnum photographer Dennis Stock accompanied the rising star James Dean in various locations from US. The resulting photographs would prove to be the best and the most intimate portrait of this idol of the new youth. James Dean died a few months later in a car accident.
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