Famous photographers and their famous pictures

• Famous photographers and their famous pictures of

Tim Mantoani of San Diego has decided to show the world the face of famous authors of the photos. His album "Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends" contains portraits of famous photographers and their work.

Tim, the last five years was engaged in shooting these portraits, says that at a time when everyone can be a photographer, it is important to show people that the legendary images can not be obtained by chance.

Showing the face of professional photographers, Tim gives them a tribute that they deserve. "Without these people and their professionalism, we would not be images, the value of which we understand only the passage of time", - he added.

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Steve McCurry with a portrait of a girl from Peshawar, Pakistan, made in 1984.

"I am 17 years looking for this girl, and finally found it in 2002. Her name is Sharbat Gula. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Jeff Wiedner with his "Tank Man of Tiananmen Square" in 1989.

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Neil Liferov:

Photo taken it May 25, 1965 in Lewiston, Maine: Muhammad Ali vs. Liston.

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Bill Eppridzh with Robert Kennedy, a photograph taken after his murder June 5, 1968.

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Elliott Erwitt:

"This picture I made in 1974, around the corner from his home, in Central Park in New York. Unfortunately, now 38 years later, I do not know where my model, and I can not contact them. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Brent Stirton:

"It's Virunga - the first national park in Africa. It is located in the Democratic Republic of Congo. Male and 6 female mountain gorillas were killed by a group of people to intimidate activists who oppose the illegal production of charcoal in the park. Everything in the world there are about 40 gorillas of this species, and nature reserve staff struck cruelty killers. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Brian Smith:

"The magic of photography manifests itself fully when you do not know what will happen in the next moment."

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Douglas Kirkland:

"It's my night with Marilyn."

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Harry Benson:

"Beatles manager Brian Epstein told the group that they have become the number one in the US, and I will go with them in New York. It was the year 1964 ".

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Karen Kuehn:

"This image has been specially made for National Geographic in 1993. I was asked to remove the whole story, dedicated to cats, and it was something original! I had to think about it. Russian blue cat, I decided to take a picture together with a dancer, because I remembered that George Balanchine, constantly led his dancers example of how cats always land in the fall on your fingers. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Lyle Overko:

"Nobody expected that such a beautiful warm day will be the backdrop for one of the most painful strikes at the heart of the American people. This picture - only a small part of this huge event, which connects thousands of stories and millions of people. Written will never be able to convey fully what happened. Words can not recreate the sounds, smells and voices, forever imprinted in my memory of that day. I could do nothing better than to take pictures September 11, so that future generations will have an idea of ​​the scale of what happened, that they have evidence of how serenity can be so easy to disappear in an instant. Hopefully, over time, the wounds heal, the pain will become dull, wisdom and peace will win the darkness of this event, and humanity will be able to move forward to prosperity and understanding, and wisdom, and peace will prevail over darkness. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Mark Seliger:

"This picture opens with an article about Nirvana in Rolling Stone magazine. Two months later, Kurt Cobain shot himself, and the photo appeared on the cover of the memorial issue of the magazine. "

Famous photographers and their famous pictures

Mary Ellen Mark:

"I'm in the hands of the picture Ram Prakash Singh and his beloved elephant Shyam, made in 1990. Ram Prakash Singh was ringmaster "Great gold circus." The picture was taken in Ahmedabad, India. It's part of my Indian circus project. I love India and I love the circus, so shooting in 18 circuses throughout India became a unique event for me. Unfortunately, Shyama died a few months after the shooting. Most likely, he was poisoned. It broke the heart of Ram Prakash Singh. And me".