Photographs Everyone Needs To See and Understand
Destitute pea pickers in California. Mother of seven children. Dorthea Lange
Robert Mapplethorpe (November 4, 1946 – March 9, 1989) was an American photographer, known for his large-scale, highly stylized black and white portraits, photos of flowers and nude men. The frank homoeroticism of some of the work of his middle period triggered a more general controversy about the public funding of artworks.
Robert Mapplethorpe - Self Portrait, 1988
Stanley Forman, Boston Herald American - For his sequence of photographs of a fire in Boston on July 22, 1975.
1969: Edward T. Adams, Associated Press - For his photograph, "Saigon Execution."
The Kiss Of Life by Rocco Morabito, 1968 Pulitzer Prize. The linemen. Randall Champion, is dangling upside down in his safety belt — felled bv 4,160 volts of electricity. J.D. was breathing into Champion.” Cradling the stricken lineman in his arms, Thompson rhythmically pushes air into Champion’s lungs. Thompson finally shouts down: “He’s breathing.” Champion survives.
I miss photographing news. At the end of a long day, the last things I want to do is lug a camera around. But if it were not for spot news journalist, the world would be lost of thousands of iconic and powerful images that capture who we are as people and how we choose to treat each other, good or bad.