Thoughts on the Book – 100 Photographs

100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time by The Editors of Time Magazine
My rating: 4 of 5 stars

To view the top 100 photographs of all time itself is a privilege. Though I had the magazine version purchased I wanted to feel the hard cover version so got it via the library loan. The book is split into 3 sections namely Icons, Evidence, Innovation. Thought Icons cover the towering personalities portraits, the Evidence section is the most hard hitting set of images for me because of the conflict zone photos. Innovation is quite interesting but it just brings the photos which are there for the timing of the images rather than the quality. Below are list of photos which are quite memorable for me in no particular order.

* Photographer from Rockefeller center
* Lunch atop a skyscraper | Unknown, 1932
* Migrant Mother | Dorothea Lange, 1936
* Winston Churchill | Yousuf Karsh, 1941
* Flag raising on Iwo Jima | Joe Rosenthal, 1945
* Raising a flag over the Reichstag | Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945
* V-J Day in Times Square | Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945
* Gandhi and the spinning wheel | Margaret Bourke-White, 1946
* Country Doctor | W.Eugene Smith, 1948
* Dovima with elephants | Richard Avedon, Cirque d’Hiver, Paris, August 1955
* Muhammad Ali vs Sonny Liston | Neil Leifer, 1965
* Albino boy, Biafra | Don McCullin, 1969
* Windblown Jackie | Ron Galella, 1971
* Michael Jordan | Co Rentmeester, 1984
* The face of AIDS | Therese Frare, 1990
* Demi Moore | Annie Leibovitz, 1991
* Girl worker in Carolina cotton mill | Lewis Hine, 1908
* Hitler at a Nazi Party rally | Heinrich Hoffman, 1934
* Bloody Saturday | H.S. Wong, 1937
* Jewish boy surrenders in Warsaw | Unknown, 1943
* Leap into freedom | Peter Leibing, 1961
* The burning Monk | Malcolm Browne, 1963
* Saigon execution | Eddie Adams, 1968
* The terror of war | Nick Ut, 1972
* Fire escape collapse | Stanley 1975
* Boat of no smiles | Eddie Adams, 1977
* Firing squad in Iran | Jahangir Razmi, 1979
* Tank Man | Jeff Widener, 1989
* Famine in Somalia | James Nachtwey, 1992
* Starving child and vulture | Kevin Carter, 1993
* Falling man | Richard Drew, 2001
* Iraqi girl at checkpoint | Chris Hondros, 2005
* Boulevard du temple | Louis Daguerre, 1839
* Behind the Gare saint-lazare | Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932
* Dali atomicus | Philippe Halsman, 1948

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