Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast
Results 1 to 20 of 29

Thread: Iconic Images Thread

  1. #1
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts

    Iconic Images Thread

    I've been meaning to start this thread for a while now, and here it is.

    Include a little background information for each image, if you wish.






    Last edited by The Fly; 11/11/2010 at 5:28 PM.

  2. #2
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima is a historic photograph taken on 23 February 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It depicts five US Marines and a US Navy corpsman raising the flag of the United States atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II.

    It became the only photograph to win the Pilitzer Prize for Photography in the same year as its publication, and ultimately came to be regarded as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war, and possibly the most reproduced photograph of all time.

    Of the six men depicted in the picture, three (Franklin Sousley, Harlon Block and Michael Strank) did not survive the battle; the three survivors (John Bradley, Rene Gagnon and Ira Hayes) became celebrities upon the publication of the photo. The picture was later used by Felix de Weldon to sculpt the USMC War Memorial, located outside Washington D.C.



    Last edited by The Fly; 11/11/2010 at 5:58 PM.

  3. #3
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Kevin Carter, the photgrapher who captured this particularly harrowing Pulitzer prize-winning image, commited suicide soon after receiving his award.

    http://iconicphotos.wordpress.com/20...lking-a-child/


    Last edited by The Fly; 11/11/2010 at 4:40 PM.

  4. #4
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    In the closing days of World War II the Communist Russian Red Army smashed it’s way into Berlin. In the Nazi capital, the German army was overwhelmed into pockets of resistance that either surrendered or fought fanatically to the last man. On the front lines with the Red Army was Yevgeny Khaldei, Soviet war photographer. In the future, he would say that he spent every 1,481 days of the Russian-German war covering the Soviet battle for the motherland, but in Nazi Berlin he was looking for one thing, his Iwo Jima shot. Khaldei had seen the pictures of American GI’s raising the flag over the Japanese volcano and before the war ended he wanted to snap a similar scene in Berlin.

    Soviet Union soldiers Raqymzhan Qoshqarbaev, and Georgij Bulatov raising the flag on the roof of Reichstag building in Berlin, Germany in May, 1945.

    Antisemitism almost buried Khaldei into oblivion as his photos including his shot of the Soviet Flag over the bombed out ruins of Berlin were published without credit. It was only till after the cold war and the collapse of communism that professors Alexander and Alice Nakhimovsky came across his name in the Russian archives and created a book showcasing his work.

    Last edited by The Fly; 11/11/2010 at 5:59 PM.

  5. #5
    Seasoned Pro peadar1987's Avatar
    Joined
    Jan 2009
    Location
    Glasgow
    Posts
    2,575
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    768
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    803
    Thanked in
    474 Posts
    Quote Originally Posted by The Fly View Post
    Kevin Carter, the photgrapher who captured this particularly harrowing Pulitzer prize-winning image, commited suicide soon after receiving his award.

    I first saw this photo while I was doing research for a school project on racism. It was posted in the "humour" section of the ********** forums, with a particularly horrific caption. I don't think I've ever felt so sick and angry in my entire life.

  6. #6
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Ayrton Senna's death in the 1994 San Marino Grand Prix at Imola.


  7. #7
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Hindenburg disaster - Thursday, May 6, 1937.


  8. #8
    Seasoned Pro strangeirish's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    4,484
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    413
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    428
    Thanked in
    230 Posts




    Did you ever notice that in every painting of Adam & Eve, they have belly buttons. Think about that...take as long as you want.

  9. #9
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    .....
    Last edited by The Fly; 11/11/2010 at 5:21 PM.

  10. #10
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Police Chief of Staff in South Vietnam shooting a Vietnamese youth.


  11. #11
    Seasoned Pro strangeirish's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2004
    Location
    Florida
    Posts
    4,484
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    413
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    428
    Thanked in
    230 Posts




    Did you ever notice that in every painting of Adam & Eve, they have belly buttons. Think about that...take as long as you want.

  12. #12
    International Prospect osarusan's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Limerick for now.
    Posts
    7,681
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,161
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,683
    Thanked in
    927 Posts

  13. #13
    International Prospect osarusan's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Limerick for now.
    Posts
    7,681
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,161
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,683
    Thanked in
    927 Posts
    Atomic bomb hits Hiroshima.


  14. #14
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Federico Borrell García was a Republican soldier during the Spanish Civil War.

    Robert Capa's iconic photograph 'The Falling Soldier' captures the moment of Borrell’s death.


  15. #15
    International Prospect osarusan's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Limerick for now.
    Posts
    7,681
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,161
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,683
    Thanked in
    927 Posts
    Aussie PM Geoff Whitlam hands stolen land back to Aborigines



    (landmark in their country at least)

  16. #16
    International Prospect osarusan's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2004
    Location
    Limerick for now.
    Posts
    7,681
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    1,161
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,683
    Thanked in
    927 Posts

  17. #17
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts

  18. #18
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    Elizabeth Eckford is one of the African American students known as the Little Rock Nine. On September 4, 1957, she and eight other African American students attempted to enter Little Rock Central High School, which had previously only accepted white students. They were stopped at the door by Arkansas National Guard troops called up by Arkansas Governor Orval Faubus. They tried again without success to attend Central High on September 23, 1957. The next day, September 24, President Dwight D. Eisenhower sent U.S. Army troops to accompany the Little Rock Nine to school for protection.

    The thing is… she is not the subject of the photograph. Will Counts, the photographer, shot Hazel Massery, the white girl shouting in front of the man. 40 years later she apologized to Elizabeth.



  19. #19
    International Prospect Dunny's Avatar
    Joined
    Aug 2007
    Location
    Shedside
    Posts
    5,371
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    563
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    714
    Thanked in
    433 Posts
    Cumann Peile Dún Dealgan - Champions 2015 (too many accolades to be typing)

    Termonbarry Athletic TID!

  20. #20
    First Team The Fly's Avatar
    Joined
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    2,325
    Thanks Thanks Given 
    355
    Thanks Thanks Received 
    1,054
    Thanked in
    566 Posts
    A child in drought stricken Karamoja district, Uganda (1980) 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.



Page 1 of 2 12 LastLast

Similar Threads

  1. Images from the 70's
    By Johnnie C in forum Limerick
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 29/09/2014, 8:46 PM
  2. The Iconic Photos Thread [Maybe NSFW]
    By TheOneWhoKnocks in forum Off Topic
    Replies: 3
    Last Post: 03/02/2014, 7:14 AM
  3. Replies: 25
    Last Post: 19/01/2010, 11:02 AM
  4. More images?
    By joema in forum Support
    Replies: 1
    Last Post: 23/07/2006, 2:17 AM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •