Portraits of Iconic Photos and the Photographers that took them
December 11, 2012
photographer Tim Mantoani has taken over 150 portraits of famous photographers holding their most iconic shots. These incredible portraits have been published in a book called Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends.
Photographer Jeff Widener – “Tank Man in Tienanmen Square” (1989)
Bill Eppridge stands with his photo of Robert F. Kennedy after his assassination on June 5, 1968.
“This is Virunga, the first National Park in Africa, in the Democratic Republic of Congo. The Silverback Mountain Gorilla, along with 6 females, had been killed by a group trying to intimidate conservation rangers into being less proactive in their efforts against poaching & illegal charcoal making.
There are only about 40 of these Silverbacks in the world, so the Rangers were devastated at the assassination. This procession went on for about 5 kms, moving the 600 pound body over hills & through the forest. Over 120 of these rangers have died in the last 10 years doing this job; most make less than $10 a month. They’re heroes, there’s just no other word that seems appropriate to describe these incredible African men.” – Brent Stirton.
“Brian Epstein — Beatles’ manager — had just told them they were number one in America, and I was coming with them to New York, 1964.” – Harry Benson.
Photographer Lyle Owerko – “9/11″