Monday, August 21, 2006

Joe Rosenthal, 1911-2006

Iwo Jima Photographer Rosenthal Dies
From AP (via Yahoo News):
"Out of the corner of my eye, I had seen the men start the flag up. I swung my camera and shot the scene," he said a decade afterward. "That is how the picture was taken, and when you take a picture like that, you don't come away saying you got a great shot. You don't know."

Joe Rosenthal, Iwo Jima Photographer, Dies at 94
From Popular Photography:
"Probably more than any other 20th Century photographer, Joe Rosenthal was responsible for the concept of the photographic icon," says Dirck Halstead, former White House photographer for Time Magazine and editor and publisher of The Digital Journalist.

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