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The Jacana Photo Library

100 Iconic Images

 

The one hundred the most iconic, unforgettable and emotive photographs ever taken

with information on each photograph

 

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1.

The first photograph, 1826

2.

Martin Luther King, "I Have a Dream", 1963

3.

Execution in Saigon, 1968

4.

Che Guevera by Alberto Korda, 1960

5.

Normandy landing, 1944

6.

Napalm strike, Vietnam, 1972

7.

Kent State University massacre, 1970

8.

Burning monk, Saigon, 1963

9.

Indiana lynchings, 1930

10.

Battle of Gettysburg, 1863

11.

Raising the flag on Iwo Jima, 1945

12.

First manned Moon landing, 1969

13.

The falling man, WTC, 2001

14.

Falling fire victims, Boston, 1975

15.

The Unknown Rebel, 1989

16.

Uganda missionary and child, 1980

17.

Vulture stalking child in Sudan, 1993

18.

LBJ sworn in as president after JFK assassination, 1963

19.

Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald, 1963

20.

The Bigfoot photo, 1967

21.

Streaker at Twickenham, 1974

22.

The Afghan Girl, 1985

23.

Beheading in New Guinea, 1943

24.

Evacuation from Saigon, 1975

25.

Beatles Abbey Road LP cover, 1969

26.

WTC attack on 11th September, 2001

27.

The JFK assassination, Dallas, 1963

28.

The RFK assassination, Los Angeles, 1968

29.

The Asanuma assasination, 1960

30.

Death of a Loyalist soldier, Spain, 1936

31.

Ansel Adams' photograph "The Tetons and the Snake River", 1942

32.

Portrait of Winston Churchill by Yousef Karsh, 1941

33.

John Lennon & Yoko Ono honeymoon in Amsterdam, 1969

34.

Marilyn Monroe's famous photo, 1954

35.

'The Eagle Nebula' taken from the Hubble Space Telescope, 1995

36.

Albert Einstein, 1951

37.

A Life Magazine classic

38.

Wright Flyer's first flight, 1903

39.

The Hindenberg Disaster, 1937

40.

Last known photograph of the Thylacine, 1936

41.

A Frenchman weeps as German soldiers march into Paris, 1940

42.

Slave labourers at Buchenwald Concentration Camp, 1945

43.

Challenger disaster, 1986

44.

Elvis Presley meets Richard Nixon, 1970

45.

Lunch atop a skyscraper, 1932

46.

Famously incorrect newspaper headline, 1948

47.

Mahatma Ghandi at his spinning wheel, 1947

48.

Human Statue of Liberty, 1918

49.

San Francisco earthquake, 1906

50.

Raising the Soviet flag over the Reichstag, 1945

51.

First footprint on the Moon, 1969

52.

Sailor kissing girl in Times Square, 1945

53.

MacArthur wading ashore in the Philippines, 1944

54.

Nagasaki Atomic Bomb, 1945

55.

USS SHAW exploding during the Japanese raid on Pearl Harbor, 1941

56.

USS West Virginia aflame, Pearl Harbout, 1941

57.

Bodies of prisoners at Buchenwald, 1945

58.

Rising Earth, by Apollo 8 crew, 1968

59.

The Sharpville massacre, 1960

60.

Anne Frank, 1941

61.

"Migrant Mother" by Dorothea Lange, 1936

62.

Churchill, Roosevelt & Stalin at Yalta Conference, 1945

63.

Albert Schweitzer in Lambaréné, 1954

64.

Ansel Adams, "Clearing Winter Storm", 1942

65.

Ansel Adams, "Moon and Half Dome", 1960

66.

Woman committing suicide, 1942

67.

Mid-Air Collision between Cessna 172 and Boeing 727 over San Diego, 1978

68.

Salvadore Dali, 1965

69.

"The Power of One", West Bank, 2007

70.

"War Underfoot", Liberia, 2003

71.

The model Twiggy, 1967

72.

Lynddie England and prisoner abuse at Abu Ghraib prison, Iraq, 2004

73.

Sir Edmund Hillary, first to ascend Mt. Everest, with Tensing Norgay, 1953

74.

Carles Lindbergh beside 'Spirit of St. Louis, 1927

75.

Bonnie and Clyde, 1932

76.

Rasputin, 1915

77.

Charles Manson, 1969

78.

Shanghai Baby, 1937

79.

Pablo Picasso, 1953

80.

South of the DMZ, Vietnam, 1966

81.

Concorde disaster, 2000

82.

Neil Armstrong on the Moon, 1969

83.

The Berlin Wall comes down, 1989

84.

Japanese surrender on USS Missouri, 1945

85.

USS Arizona sinking in Pearl Harbour, 1941

86.

American soldiers landing on Omaha Beach, Normandy, 1944

87.

Dalí Atomicus by Philippe Halsman, 1941

88.

The Ruth Snyder Execution, 1928

89.

Charles & Diana's wedding, 1981

90.

Neville Chamberlain, "Peace for our time", 1938

91.

Ed White's first US spacewalk, 1965

92.

Emmeline Pankhurst's arrest, 1913

93.

'Stopping Time' by Harold Edgerton, 1964

94.

Nessie's famous fake photo, 1934

95.

Howard Carter opening King Tut's sarcophagus, 1923

96.

"The Horse in Motion" by Eadweard Muybridge, 1882

97.

"The Last Jew of Vinnitsa", 1941

98.

Saddam Hussein captured, 2003

99.

Richard Nixon leaves the White House, 1974

100.

Muhammed Ali defeats Sonny Liston, 1965

 

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