The Saigon Execution


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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Dali Atomicus


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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Antonescu’s last pictures


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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