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Famous Photographs

Afghan Girl [1984]

And of course the afghan girl
picture shot by National
Geographic photographer
Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula
was one of the students in an
informal school within the
refugee camp; McCurry,
rarely given the opportunity to
photograph Afghan women,
seized the opportunity and
captured her image. She was
approximately 12 years old at
the time. She made it on the
cover of National Geographic
next year, and her identity was
discovered in 1992.

Albert Einstein [1951]

Albert Einstein is probably one of
the most popular figures of all times.
He is considered a genius because he
created the Theory of Relativity,
and so, challenged Newton’s laws,
that were the basis of everything
known in physics until the
beginning of the 20

century. But,
as a person, he was considered a
beatnik, and this picture, taken on
March 14, 1951 proves that.

Photographer: Arthur Sasse, ©

Source: nital.it

Tiananmen Square (1989)

This is probably the most
famous picture you know.
This is the picture of a
student who tries to stop
the tanks in Tiananmen
Square standing in front of
them. The tank driver
didn’t crush the man with
the bags but shortly after,
the square filled with blood.
The photo showed the
Chinese that there is hope.
However, China is still
controlled by a communist

Photographer: Stuart
Franklin Magnum

Source: life.com

Segregated Water Fountains [1950]

Picture of
segregated water
fountains in North
Carolina taken by
Elliott Erwitt

Elliott Erwitt,
Magnum Photos


The plight of Kosovo refugees [1999]

The photo is part of The
Washington Post’s Pulitzer
winning entry (2000)
showing how a Kosovar
refugee Agim Shala, 2, is
passed through a barbed wire
fence into the hands of
grandparents at a camp run
by United Arab Emirates in
Kukes, Albania. The
members of the Shala family
were reunited here after
fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.

Photographer: Carol Guzy

Source: washingtonpost.com

Lunch atop a Skyscraper [1932]

Lunch atop a Skyscraper (New York
Construction Workers Lunching on a
Crossbeam) is a famous photograph taken
by Charles C. Ebbets during construction
of the GE Building at Rockefeller Center in

The photograph depicts 11 men eating
lunch, seated on a girder with their feet
dangling hundreds of feet above the New
York City streets. Ebbets took the photo on
September 29, 1932, and it appeared in the
New York Herald Tribune in its Sunday
photo supplement on October 2. Taken on
the 69th floor of the GE Building during the
last several months of construction, the
photo Resting on a Girder shows the same
workers napping on the beam.

Loch Ness Monster (1934)

Stories about a monster in Loch
Ness have been around since 565,
but only when this picture was
taken and showed to the world in
1934, “Nessie” began to be the
object of contradiction, research
and turism.

The interest for the creature ended
in 1994 when Christian Spurling,
admited it was a fake made by

his father, Marmaduke Wetherell.
They made a wooden monster, Ian
took the picture and they convinced
Robert Kenneth Wilson (the village
doctor), to tell the world he shot the

Photographer: Ian Wetherell

Source: wikipedia.org