icon, ikon [ˈaɪkɒn]n 1. an image, picture, representation, etc. 2. a symbol resembling or analogous to the thing it represents 3. a person regarded as a sex symbol or as a symbol of a belief or cultural movement http://www.thefreedictionary.com/icon I·con·ic -Adj. 1. Of, relating to, or having the character of an icon. 2. Having a conventional formulaic style.. http://www.Thefreedictionary.Com/iconic
Alfred Eisenstaedt - The Kiss (1945) Pure joy as World War II ends.
Steve McCurry - Afghan Girl (1984) SharbatGula’s piercing gaze on the cover of National Geographic came to symbolize the plight of refugees around the world. Her identity was unknown until she was found again in 2002.
Matuschka - Beauty Out of Damage (1993) Artist Matuschka learned that her mastectomy was unnecessary after losing her breast, and became an activist. Some say her Glamour cover photo did more for breast cancer than anyone else in 25 years.
Duncan Cameron - Canadian Seal Hunt (1969) Photos liked this one sparked public outrage. Many stopped buying fur and "seal-clubbing" became a metaphor for heartless evil.
Edward Steichen - The Pond, Moonlight (1904) Among the first to use a new colour process, auto chrome.
Ansel Adams - The Tetons, Snake River (1942), and others... Adams turned photography into an art, and inspired the preservation of natural wonders in the process.
William Anders - Earthrise (1968) Perhaps the most famous photo ever taken: earth from behind the moon.
The very pregnant singers Britney Spears & ChristinaAguilera decided to bare it all and pose nude in photos for Harper’s Bazaar & the January 2008 issue of Marie Claire. August 1991, Moore appeared nude on the cover of Vanity Fair under the title More Demi Moore. Annie Leibovitz shot the picture while Moore was seven months pregnant with her daughter Scout LaRue, intending to portray "anti-Hollywood, anti-glitz" attitude. The path set by Demi was soon followed by other stars…Demi’s is considered Iconic as it was the first of its kind…
Edward S. Curtis - Red Hawk at an Oasis in the Badlands (1905) The immigrating Europeans’ contemptuous view of Native Americans was met with the obvious dignity of this Oglala Sioux chief.
Lennart Nilsson - How Life Begins (1965) This capture of an aborted fetus that was reprinted widely by pro-life activists.
Malcolm W. Browne - Burning Monk (1963) ThichQuangDuc burned himself to death at a busy intersection in Saigon to protest the South Vietnamese president’s oppression of Buddhism.
Philippe Halsman - DalíAtomicus (1948) Halsman’s famous photo of a really surreal world.
Joe Rosenthal – Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima-Feb 23rd 1945
Alberto Korda – Che Guevara 1960 This iconic portrait of the Latin American revolutionary spread like wildfire as the quintessential poster.
Eddie Adams’ Pulitzer Prize-winning photo turned public opinion against the Vietnam war. Adams' photograph of Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing Nguyễn Văn Lém on February 1, 1968
Huynh Cong Ut - Napalm Strike (1972) “Nick” Ut captured these South Vietnamese children being burned by Napalm. After taking the photo, Nick doused the naked Kim Phuc with water and took her to the hospital.
Stuart Franklin / Jeff Widener??- Tiananmen Square (1989) As millions demanded reform, a single young man refused to move in the face of the People’s Republic’s tanks.
Mike Wells – Uganda 1980 This example of emotive imagery is of a child in Uganda holding hands with a missionary. The stark contrast between the two people serves as a reminder of the gulf in wealth between developed and developing countries.
Kevin Carter – Vulture Stalking a Child - March 1993
The images in this show are just a few of hundreds of other photos / images which can be termed as ‘ICONIC’ ….and / or INFLUENTIAL….
Burning Hiroshima and Nagasaki in the Name of Freedom-Aug 6th & 9th respectively ,1945 Franklin D.Roosevelt General MacArthur and the Emperor at Allied GHQ in Tokyo. September 17, 1945.
Madonna, Gwen Stefani, Sienna Miller… the most iconic women in the world wear Susan Rosen jewels. Once a best-kept secret amongst New York fashion editors and Hollywood stylists, Susan Rosen rocketed to popular notoriety in 2006 as the designer of history’s most expensive piece of clothing ever made, the $30 million diamond bikini, as seen on Molly Sims in Sports Illustrated’s Swimsuit Issue.
In 1979, RégisBossu, a freelance photographer for European Stars and Stripes, Stern, Spiegel, and Sygma, went East Berlin to photograph the festivities of the 30th anniversary of the Deutsche DemokratischeRepublik — East Germany. The celebrations’ guest of honor was the aging Soviet leader Leonid Brezhnev. When Brezhnev finished his speech, East German President Erich Honecker opened his arms to congratulate him with a big kiss, a normal ritual for socialist comrades. (But both Honecker and Brezhnev were a little more enthusiastic than your average Communist dictator in kissing. A contemporary joke runs such: Brezhnev was commenting about a foreign leader, “As a politician, rubbish… but what a good kisser!”)
A dozen photographers were there to capture this moment, but it was Régis who captured two men at the decisive moment. Many magazines used it immediately, and Paris Match devoted double pages to it, with a caption “The Kiss”. In the euphoric weeks following the fall of the Berlin Wall in November 1989, artists from all over the world gathered flocked to Ostbahnhof to paint on the eastern side of the Berlin Wall. In a lampoon of Socialist Realism, a Soviet artist, Dmitri Vrubel, painted the kiss there with a caption: “God help me to survive this deadly love affair.” (Vrubel saw the photo in an old Paris Match). It became one of the most famous pictures on Berlin’s East Side Gallery as that long stretch of wall is now called, and when it was erased by the government in 2009, the public uproar led to Vrubel being invited to repaint it. Bossu’s and Vrubel’s image was repeatedly copied, re-photographed and re-published, and printed on T-shirts, towels and other memorabilia. A Berlin hotel took it as its logo. According to Bossu, “The Kiss,” has been re-published more than 500 times. See Bossu and Vrubel posing with their respective images in front of the erased section of the Wall below. ! ! ! !
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