Nuestra historia Vista por las mejores cámaras: 51 #GRelatos

I'm not talking about personal brand, but stories and images that have left us an eternal mark. I have baptized them as #GRelatos, using my initials to make them easier found.

Meet the series #GRelatos

#GRelatos is the union of two personal passions, photography and historical history. I grew up with a lab inside the house, where I revealed and expanded my own photographs. My first job “Official” went to the 16 at the agency BBDO weather as a lab assistant. I got to work with a little gem, The Hasselblad 2000FC 6x6mm. It wasn't mine., Of course, me then I wouldn't have been able to afford to even rent it for a day. It belonged to the defunc agency MassMedia Marketing and Advertising, by Jordi Argenter Giralt, my uncle “MadMen”.

And I've always liked the historical story. Especially after the invention of photography, where reality prevails (although not always) to the fiction of the great masters of painting or sculpture.

#GRelatos is a series, my little one tribute to the best photographers in history, and especially the narratives of his photographs. Everyone has seen Albert Einstein's photographing sticking out his tongue. Few know he was angry and tired, who mocked the photo-journalists who harassed him on the day of his anniversary, and less have seen the full picture of the genie inside a car next to Dr.. Frank Aydelotte and his wife Marie Jeanette.

It's shorter than no story

I recognize that we are at a time when attention economy demand rapid impacts. #GRelatos are short stories, one image and just two paragraphs of storytelling. Many of the photographs I choose, What, Of course, they're not mine, are known to many, but not so the contexts or consequences of what happened before, During, and after the camera shot.

Some may think that those are superficial stories, but better short than non-existent. I decided on a risky format: publish those stories on a social network that's not mine. Maybe that's accentuating that fleetingness of the moment that's already happened., of photography as an irreplaceable witness to what happened. Posting on a social network as a Instagram I expose myself to the whim of Zuckerberg or for an anachronistic Parliament like the European to forbid me to share images that have made history on a stupid bureaucratic issue.

A tribute to the best photographers

This is a tribute to the best. From photo-journalists to fashion photographers, passing through some whose name has remained hidden by the dictatorships of this sick world. But most of all, is a tribute to the apparent ease of these professionals to explain things to us with the opening and closing of a shutter.

Here I put the first 51 Publications, but I hope that this will continue, at the rate of about seven #GRelatos a week.

51 #GRelatos

There goes that. I hope you like it.. If you want to follow the next ones, follow the hashtag #GRelatos on Instagram.

 

 

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The pilow flight. Harry Benson, 1964. Harry Benson didn't want to meet the Beatles. The Glasgow-born photographer planned to cover a news story in Africa when he was assigned the task of photographing musicians in Paris. “I took for a serious journalist and didn't want to cover a rock'n story’ Roll”, mocked. But once he met the Liverpool boys and heard them play, Benson didn't want to leave.. “Thought:'God, I'm in the perfect place'”. “The Beatles were on the cusp of greatness, and Benson was in the middle of it. Your pillow fight photo, taken at the luxurious George V Hotel the night the band discovered that “I Want to Hold Your Hand” was the number 1 in the United States, freezes John, Paul, George and Ringo in a lush cascade of youthful talent, and perhaps his last moment of unbridled innocence. Capture joy, happiness and optimism that would embrace like Beatlemania and that helped lift America's morale only 11 weeks after the assassination of John F. Kennedy. The following month, Benson accompanied the Fab Four on their trip to New York City to appear on The Ed Sullivan Show, starting the British invasion. The trip led to decades of collaboration with the group and, as Benson later recalled, “I was so close not to be there”. _________________________________#time100bestphotos #storytelling #photo #historyphoto #thebeatles_____#GRelatos_____

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The greeting "Black power". John Dominis 1968 The Olympic Games are meant to be a celebration of global unity. But when American sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos climbed to the medal stand at the Games of 1968 In Mexico City, were determined to shatter the illusion that everything was fine in the world. Just before “The Star-Spangled Banner” it's going to start ringing, Smith, the gold medalist, and Carlos, the bronze winner, bowed their heads and raised their fists with black gloves in the air. Your message could not have been clearer: Before greeting to America, America should treat blacks as equals. “We knew that what we were going to do was much greater than any athletic feat”, Said Charles later. John Dominis, a fast-firing photographer known for capturing unexpected moments, made a close-up that revealed another layer: Smith in black socks, no running shoes, in a gesture that symbolizes the poverty of blacks. Published in life, Dominis's image turned the grim protest into an iconic emblem of the turbulent decade of the 60 ________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #storytelling #photo #historyphoto #blackpower_____

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Windblown Jackie. Ron Galella, 1971 People just didn't get tired of Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis, the beautiful widow of the murdered President who married a fabulously rich Greek shipping magnate. He was a public figure with a highly guarded private life, which made her a privileged target for photographers who followed her everywhere. And none of them devoted themselves as much to capturing the former First Lady as Ron Galella. One of the celebrity paparazzi, Galella created today's model with a tracking and ambush style that caught everyone, from Michael Jackson and Sophia Loren to Marlon Brando, who was so resentful of Galella's attention that he ripped five of the photographer's teeth. But Galella's favorite theme was Jackie O., who he shot to the point of obsessing. It was Galella's relentless fixation that led him to get in a cab and follow Onassis after he saw her on the Upper East Side of New York City in October 1971. The driver honked his horn and Galella clicked on the shutter just as Onassis turned to look in his direction. “I don't think she knew it was me.”, Recalled. “That's why he smiled a little.” The picture, that Galella called proudly “my Mona Lisa”, radiates the unprotected spontaneity that marks a great photo of celebrities. “It was the iconic photograph of the aristocracy of American celebrities and created a genre”, says writer Michael Gross. The image also tested the blurry line between the gathering of news and the personal rights of a public figure. Jackie, who was bothered by constant attention, took Galella back to court and finally forbade him to photograph his family. __________________________________#time100bestphotos #storytelling #photo #historyphoto #paparazzi_____#GRelatos_____

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Untitled Film Still #21. Cindy Sherman, 1978 Since he broke into the art scene in the late 1990s 1970, the Cindy Sherman person has always remained hidden by the Cindy Sherman object. Through ingenious and deliberately confusing self-portraits taken in family circumstances but artificial, Sherman introduced photography as postmodern performance art. From his Untitled Film Stills series, #21 (“City Girl”) remembers a frame of a B-movie or an opening scene of an old TV show. However, the images are entirely Sherman's creations, which puts the viewer in the role of involuntary voyeur. Instead of capturing real life with the click of a shutter, Sherman uses photography as an artistic tool to deceive and captivate. His images have become some of the most valuable photographs ever produced. Manipulating viewers and reformulating their own identity, Sherman created a new place for photography in the fine arts. And he showed that even photography allows people to be something that's not. ________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #fakephoto Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Brian Ridley & Lyle Heeter. Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979 In 1979, when Robert Mapplethorpe photographed Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter in their sadomasochistic attire, American culture was not very open to homosexuality. At work, gay employees were largely hidden. In many states, expressing your love could be a crime. Mapplethorpe passed 10 years documenting S's underground gay scene&M, a world even further away from the public's view. His intimate and highly stylized portraits highlighted him, maybe none more than Brian Ridley and Lyle Heeter. Both men are dressed in leather, with the submissive tied with chains and the dominant companion with the reins in one hand and one fuse in the other. However, men are placed in a living room that otherwise has nothing extraordinary, a juxtaposition that adds a layer of normalcy to a relationship that is outside the bounds of what most Americans considered acceptable at the time. The painting and the series of which he was a part opened the doors for a number of photographers and artists to examine without complexes gay life and sexuality. Nearly a decade later, Mapplethorpe's work continued to provoke. An exhibition featuring his photographs of scenes from S&M gay took to a Cincinnati art museum and his director to be accused of obscenity. (Mapplethorpe died of AIDS in 1989, a year before the trial began.) The museum and its director were finally acquitted, which reinforced Mapplethorpe's legacy as a bold pioneer whose work deserved a public display. ______________________________#time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #gayworld_____#GRelatos_____

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Tank man. Jeff Widener, 1989 On the morning of the 5 June, June, 1989, photographer Jeff Widener was on a balcony on the sixth floor of the Beijing Hotel. It was a day after the Tiananmen Square massacre, when Chinese troops attacked pro-democracy protesters who camped in the square. The Associated Press sent Widener to document the consequences. While photographing the bloody victims, passers-by by bike and burnt bus, a column of tanks began to leave the square. Widener lined up his lens just as a man wearing shopping bags stood in front of the war machines, waving his arms and refusing to move. Tanks tried to surround the man, but he went back in his way, briefly rising above one. Widener assumed the man would die, but the tanks didn't fire. At last, the man was set apart, but not before Widener immortalized his singular act of resistance. Others also captured the scene, but Widener's image was transmitted over the AP cable and appeared on the front flats around the world. Decades after tank man became a global hero, still unidentified. Anonymity makes photography even more universal, a symbol of resistance to unfair regimes around the world. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #tankman Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Kathrine Switzer’ Marathon. Harry Trask, Boston Herald, 1967 Race officer Jock Semple tried to for force the running @KathrineSwitzer the Boston Marathon in 1967 simply because she was a woman. Fortunately for Switzer, her boyfriend gave her a hand and she was able to reach the finish line. Switzer was inspired by the incident to create athletics events for women around the world and was a leader in bringing the women's marathon to the Olympics. When this photo first appeared in 1967, this was the original legend: “Hopkinton, Massachusetts, 19 April 1967: Who says chivalry is dead? When a girl who appears on the list as “K:i”. Switzer from Syracuse” was about to be kicked out of the Boston Marathon, normally male, and instead his partner Thomas Miller, Syracuse, threw a block that kicked out a race official. The sequence shows Jock Semple, Official, moving to intercept Miss. Switzer, and then being bounced by Miller. Photos by Harry Trask by Boston Traveler. " ________________________ #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #8M #mujeresconmarca #diamundialdelamujer #internationalwomenday Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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cowboy. Richard Prince, 1989 The idea for the project that would break everything written about copyright in photography came to Richard Prince while working in the pink press department at Time Inc.. While deconstructing the pages of the magazines for the archives, a particular ad caught his eye: the sexist and archetypal image of the Marlboro man riding horses under the blue sky. And so, in a process he came to call repopulation, Prince took pictures of the ads and cut the guy, leaving only the iconic cowboy and his surroundings. That Prince didn't take the original photo meant little to collectors.. In 2005 "Cowboy" sold for 1,2 millions of dollars at auction, the highest publicly recorded price for the sale of a contemporary photograph. Others were less enthusiastic. Prince was sued by a photographer for using copyrighted images, but the courts failed in favor of Prince. That wasn't his only win.. Prince's photography helped create a new art form -- photography photography- that prefigured the era of digital sharing and changed our understanding of the authenticity and ownership of a photograph. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #marlboroman #cowboy Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Demi Moore. Annie Leibovitz, 1991 Hollywood star Demi Moore was seven months pregnant with her second child when she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair as she came into the world. Such an exhibition was not unusual for Moore, who immortalized the birth of his first child with three video cameras. But it was unprecedented for a conventional media. The retratist Annie Leibovitz made an image celebrating pregnancy, showing how motherhood could be not only empowering but also sexy. The editor of the magazine, Tina Brown, regarded Moore's act as a courageous statement, “a new young movie star willing to say:'I'm beautiful pregnant', and he's not ashamed of it'”. The photo was the first media photo to sexualize pregnancy, and for many it was too shocking to appear in kiosks. Some supermarket chains refused to sell the magazine, while others covered it up as if it were pornography. It wasn't., Of course. But it was a provocative magazine cover, and did what only the best covers can do: change the culture. Pregnancy was once a relatively private matter, even for public figures. After Leibovitz's photo, celebrity births, Nude maternity photos and paparazzi photos of baby bumps have become business for themselves. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #pregnancy #demimoore #AnnieLeibovitz Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Pillars of Creation, fish trap, 1995 It wasn't long before the Hubble Space Telescope didn't get it.. Carried in 1990 aboard the Space Shuttle Discovery, exceeded the budget, it was years late and, when it finally reached orbit, fell short and his mirror of 2,5 meters was distorted as a result of a manufacturing defect. It wouldn't be until 1993 that a repair mission would put Hubble online. At last, The 1 April 1995, the telescope managed to capture an image of the universe so clear and profound that it has become known as the "Pillars of Creation". What hubble photographed is the Eagle Nebula, a patch that forms stars 6.500 light-years of the Earth in the constellation Serpens Cauda. Large chimneys are vast clouds of interstellar dust, formed by high-energy winds blowing from nearby stars (the black part at the top right is the expansion of one of hubble's four cameras). But the science of pillars has been the least part of its importance. Some of the pillars are 5 light years, A 30 billions of miles. One image achieved what a thousand astronomy symposia could never achieve. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #universe #hubble Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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First image sent by mobile phone. Philippe Kahn, 1997 Boredom can be a powerful incentive. In 1997, Philippe Kahn was with nothing to do in a Northern California maternity ward. Software epecialist, his wife kicked him out of the delivery room while she gave birth to her daughter, Sophie. So Kahn busied himself building a device you send a photo of his newborn daughter to friends and family in real time. Like any other invention, it was a rudimentary facility: a digital camera connected to your mobile phone, synchronized by a few lines of code he had written on his laptop in the hospital. What he did transformed the world: Kahn's device captured his daughter's early moments and instantly transmitted them to more than 2.000 People. Kahn soon refined his ad hoc prototype, and in the year 2000 Sharp used its technology to launch the first commercially available integrated camera phone, in Japan. Phones were introduced to the U.S. market a few years later and soon became ubiquitous. Kahn's invention forever altered the way we communicate, we perceived and experienced the world and laid the foundation for smartphones and photo-sharing apps like @Instagram and Snapchat. Phones are now used to send hundreds of millions of images around the world every day, including a good number of baby photos. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #mobileworld #instantimages #smartphone Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Surfing hippos. Michael Nichols, 2000 Seven billion human beings take up a lot of space, and that's one of the reasons why wild nature is rapidly declining around the world. Even in Africa, where lions and elephants still roam, space for wild animals is shrinking. That's what makes Michael Nichols' photography so special. Nichols and the national geographic society explorer, Michael Fay, undertook an arduous walk of 2.000 miles from Congo in Central Africa to Gabon, on the west coast of the continent. That's where Nichols captured a photograph of something amazing: some hippos swimming in the middle of midnight in the Atlantic Ocean. It was an event few had seen before. Hippos spend most of their time in the water, and its most likely habitat is an inland river or a swamp, not the open sea. Photography itself is of wild beauty, the eyes and snout of the hippo peeking just above the undulating surface of the ocean. But its effect was more than aesthetic. Gabon's President, Omar Bongo, was inspired by Nichols' images to create a system of national parks that now cover the 11 percent of the country, securing a space for nature. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #hippos #gabon Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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The situation room. Pete Souza, 2011 Official White House photographers often document presidents in their leisure and work moments, on the phone with world leaders and presiding over Oval Office meetings. And sometimes this unique access allows them to capture key moments that become collective memory. The 1 May 2011, Pete Souza was in the Crisis Room when U.S. forces stormed Pakistani Osama bin Laden complex and killed the terrorist leader. However, Souza's image does not include eer the armed raid or bin Laden. Instead, caught those who were watching the secret operation in real time. President Barack Obama made the decision to launch the attack, but like everybody else in the room, is a mere spectator of his decision. With a frown, Obama looks closely at the operation through the monitors. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton covers her mouth, waiting to see the result. In a national speech delivered that night from the White House, Obama announced that bin Laden had been executed. Photographs of the body have never been published, leaving Souza's and the tension he captured as the only public image of the moment when the war on terror got its most important victory. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #situationroom #whitehouse Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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North Korea. David Guttenfelder, 2013 David Guttenfelder was responsible for photography at the Associated Press for Asia when the agency became the first international news organization to open an office in North Korea. He began making frequent trips to the country, which had been largely out of reach of foreign journalists and practically hidden from the public eye for almost 60 Years. Guttenfelder chronicled official events and competitions organized in Pyongyang, but his gaze kept wandering through the scenes of everyday life beyond guided tours. Earlier 2013, North Korea made available to foreigners a 3G connection, and suddenly Guttenfelder had the ability to share those images with the world in real time. The 18 January 2013, used his iPhone to send one of the first images to Instagram from inside the country. “The window to North Korea has opened another crack”, wrote in his widely followed account. “Meanwhile, for Koreans who won't have access to the same service, the window remains closed.” Using the emerging technology of the sharing age, Guttenfelder opened one of the world's tightest societies. It also inspired other foreign visitors to do the same, creating a portrait of the monotony of everyday life that is not visible in the overall coverage of totalitarian state and bringing to the outside world its clearest image so far of North Korea. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #thewindow #korea Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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Oscars Selfie. Bradley Cooper,2014 Photography came on an Internet saturated with celebrities. In the middle of the Oscars ceremony 2014, hostess Ellen DeGeneres got into the crowd and cornered some of the world's biggest stars. While Bradley Cooper was holding the phone, Meryl Streep, Brad Pitt, Jennifer Lawrence and Kevin Spacey, among others, they joined their faces and laughed. But it was what DeGeneres did next that turned this Hollywood banality into a transformative image. After Cooper took the picture, DeGeneres posted it immediately on Twitter, where she was retwented more than 3 millions of times, more than any other picture in history. It was also a huge advertising campaign for Samsung. DeGeneres used this brand's phone for selfie, and the brand was prominently displayed on the televised show “selfie moment”. Samsung has maintained some discretion over the scope of the action, but his PR firm acknowledged that his value could be up to 1.000 millions of dollars. This would never have been possible without the incredible speed and ease with which images can be spread all over the world. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #selfie #hollywoodoscars Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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The Last Battle of Allende. Luis Orlando Lagos, 1973 Salvador Allende was the first democratically elected Marxist head of state. He became president of Chile in 1970 mandated to transform the country. Nationalized U.S.-owned companies, turned properties into cooperatives, froze prices, raised wages and printed money to fund the changes. But the economy staggered, inflation soared and riots grew. In late August 1973, Allende appointed army commander Augusto Pinochet. Eighteen days later, conservative general orchestrated a coup d'an. Allende refused to leave. Armed with an AK-47 and protected only by loyal guards at his side, broadcast his final speech on the radio, with the sound of gunfire as a backdrop. When Santiago's presidential palace was bombed, Luis Orlando Lagos, Allende's official photographer, captured one of his last moments. Shortly the next, Allende committed suicide, though for decades many believed he had been killed by advancing troops. Fearing for his own life, Lagos fled. During the nearly 17 years of Pinochet's rule, 40.000 Chileans were questioned, Tortured, killed or disappeared. Lagos photo appeared anonymously. He won the World Press Photo of the Year award 1973 and became an image that immortalized Allende as a hero who chose death over dishonor. Only after Lagos' death in 2007 the identity of the photographer was known. ____________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #chile #allende Follow these stories in #GRelatos

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A man on the moon. Neil Armstrong, fish trap 1969 Somewhere in the Sea of Tranquility, where Buzz Aldrin was on the night of the 20 July 1969, there is still one of the billions of wells and craters on the moon's ancient surface. But it may not be the astronaut's most indelible mark.. A Aldrin never mind being the second man on the moon to get this far and the historic appointment of Neil Armstrong first man who won was lost by just a few centimeters and minutes. But Aldrin earned another kind of immortality. As it was Armstrong who wore the Hasselblad of 70 millimetres of crew, took all the pictures, which means that the only Earthlings you would clearly see would be the ones who took the second steps. That this image has weathered the way it has done was unlikely. Does not include photos of Aldrin coming down the lunar module ladder, nor the patriotic resonance of his greeting to the American flag. It's just there., motionless instead, an often fragile man in a distant world, a world that would be happy to kill him if he took off a single garment from his extremely complex attire. His arm is bent awkwardly, because he was looking at the control indicators on his wrist. And Armstrong, even smaller and more spectral, reflected in his visor. It's a bad image if the intention was to convey heroism. But it was positive and lasting. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #manonthemoon #moon_________________

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Invasion of Prague. Josef Koudelka, 1968 A Soviet bothered them “socialism with a human face” that the government of Alexander Dubcek brought to Czechoslovakia. Fearing that Dubcek's human rights reforms would lead to a democratic uprising like Hungary's in 1956, Warsaw Bloc forces set out to quash the movement. Their tanks reached Czechoslovakia on 20 August 1968. And while they were quickly taking control of Prague., unexpectedly they encountered masses of citizens waving flags, who erected barricades, tanks stoned, they knocked down trucks and even removed street signs to confuse the troops.. Josef Koudelka, a young engineer born in Moravia who had been taking pictures of Czech life, was in the capital when the soldiers arrived. He took photos of the revolt and created an unprecedented record of the invasion that would change the course of his nation.. The most important piece includes a man's arm in the foreground, showing on his wristwatch a moment of the Soviet invasion with a deserted street in the distance. Beautifully encapsulate time, loss and vacuum, and the strangulation of a society. Koudelka's visual memories of the ongoing conflict – with his evidence of time, the brutality of the attack and the challenges of Czech citizens- redefined photojournalism. His photographs came out of Czechoslovakia and appeared in the London Sunday Times in 1969, although under the pseudonym P.P. by Prague Photographer, as Koudelka feared reprisals. He soon fled., his raison d'ies for leaving the country as a testament to the power of photographic evidence: “I was afraid to go back to Czechoslovakia because I knew if they wanted to find out who the unknown photographer was., could do it”. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #Czechoslovakia #Prague__________________

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Mao's Bath in the Yangtze. Unknown photographer, 1966 After decades of leading the Chinese Communist Party and then his nation, Mao Zedong began to worry about his personal brand legacy. The President, of the 72 years of age, he also feared that his footprint would be undermined by the movements of the counter-revolution.. So in July 1966, with the aim of securing power, Mao plunged into the Yangtze River to show the world that he was still in good health.. It was an act of pure propaganda.. The image of that bathroom, one of the few photos of the leader that circulated massively, did exactly what Mao expected. Back in Beijing, Mao launched his Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution, mobilizing the masses to purge their rivals. His grip on power was stronger than ever.. Mao enlisted the nation's youth and implored the Red Guards to “dare to be violent”. Madness quickly broke out on that China of 750 millions of people, while troops loyal to the President's Red Book smashed relics and temples and punished alleged traitors. When the Cultural Revolution finally sold out a decade later, more than a million people had been killed. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #China #Mao__________________

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Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston. Neil Leifer, 1965 Much of the secret to a good photo is being in the right place at the right time.. This luck had Neil Leifer when he shot the most famous sports photography of the twentieth century. “Obviously I was in the right seat, but what matters is that I didn't fail”, said later. The 25 May 1965, Leifer took that seat in Lewiston's ring., Maine, when the heavyweight boxing champion of 23 years of age, Muhammad Ali, faced Sonny Liston, of the 34 years of age, the man he had snatched the previous year's title from. One minute and 44 seconds after the first round, Ali's right fist connected with Liston's chin and Liston fell to lead.. Leifer took the photo of the champion standing out above his defeated opponent and mocking him., “Get up and fight, imbecile!” Powerful ceiling lights and clouds of cigarette smoke had turned the ring into the perfect studio., and Leifer made the most of it. His image captures Ali radiating the strength and poetic brazenness that made him America's most beloved and vilified athlete., at a time when sport, politics and popular culture were on the tightrope in the midst of the social and cultural revolution of the years 60. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #muhammadali #ring__________________

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Birmingham, Alabama. Charles Moore, 1963 Sometimes the most effective mirror of reality is a photograph. In the summer of 1963, Birmingham was boiling when black citizens and their allies in the civil rights movement repeatedly clashed with a white power structure that was trying to maintain segregation and was willing to do whatever it took.. Charles Moore was a photographer for the Montgomery Advertiser and Life, born in Alabama and the son of a Baptist preacher horrified by the violence inflicted on African Americans in the name of law and order. Although he photographed many other important moments of the movement, it was this image of a police dog tearing the pants of a black protester that captured the routine., even casual, of the brutality of segregation. When the image was published in Life, it quickly became apparent to the rest of the world what Moore had known for a long time.: ending segregation was not about eroding culture, but to restore humanity. Hesitant politicians soon took matters into their own hands and passed the Civil Rights Act. 1964 almost a year later. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #civilrights #segregation________________________

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Nuit de Noël (Happy Club). Malick Sidibé, 1963 The life of Malian photographer Malick Sidibé followed in the footsteps of his country's. He started herding his family's goats and then trained in jewelry., painting and photography. At the end of French colonial rule in 1960, captured the subtle and profound changes that were shaping his country. Dubbed the Ojo de Bamako, Sidibé took thousands of photos that became a real-time chronicle of the euphoric spirit of the time that took over the capital., a document of a fleeting moment. “Everyone had to go in the latest Parisian style”, observed young people wearing flashy clothes, astride Vespas and caressing in public as they embraced a world without shackles. On Christmas Eve 1963, Sidibé met a young couple in a club, lost in each other's eyes. What Sidibé called his “talent for observing” allowed him to capture his quiet intimacy, with their heads scratching as they adorned an empty dance floor. “We were entering a new era, and people wanted to dance”, said Sidibé. “Music liberated us. Suddenly, young men could approach young women, hold them in your hands. Before, was not allowed. And everyone wanted to be photographed dancing up close.”. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #mali #dance__________________

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Leap to freedom. Peter Leibing, 1961 After World War II, the conquering Allied governments divided Berlin into four occupation zones. However, all parties were not the same, and between 1949 And 1961 A 2,5 millions of East Germans fled the Soviet section in search of freedom. To stop the flow, the leader of East Germany, Walter Ulbricht, had lifted in early August of 1961 a barbed wire barrier. A few days later, the Associated Press photographer, Peter Leibing, was informed that a atertion could occur. He and other cameramen gathered and watched a crowd in West Berlin that drew the border guard from West Berlin. 19 Hans Conrad Schumann years, Yelling: “Come here!” Schumann, who later said he didn't want to “living locked up”, suddenly ran to the barricade. While clearing the sharp wires, dropped his rifle and was taken away. Sent via AP cable, Leibing's photo appeared on the front pages around the world. He played Schumann, allegedly the first known East German soldier to flee, an example of those who yearn to be free, while giving East Germany urgency for a more permanent Berlin Wall. Schumann felt the weight of his decision and eventually committed suicide in 1998. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #berlin #freedom_________________

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Case Study House no. 22, Los Angeles. Julius Shulman, 1960 For decades, the California Dream meant the opportunity to have a house in the middle of a paradise. The attraction of the house was the courtyard with the palm trees, not the outline of the walls. Julius Shulman helped change that. In May 1960, the Brooklyn-born photographer headed to architect Pierre Koenig's Stahl House, a Hollywood Hills home with a breathtaking view of Los Angeles, one of the 36 Houses of the "Case Study Houses" project that were part of an architectural experiment that praised the virtues of modernist theory and industrial materials. Shulman photographed most of the houses in the project, helping to demystify modernism by highlighting its elegant simplicity and humanizing its angular edges. But none of his other photos were more influential than the one he took from the Case Study House.. 22. To show the essence of this cantilevered building, Shulman placed two glamorous women in cocktail dresses inside the house, where they seem to be floating over a mythical and twinkling city. The photo, for him “one of my masterpieces”, is the most successful real estate image ever taken. Perfected the art of aspirational staging, turning a house into the embodiment of the Good Life, of Hollywood, of California as the Promised Land. And, thanks to Shulman, that dream now includes a glass box in the sky _________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #hollywood #americandream_______________________

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Guerrilla. Alberto Repeat, 1960 The day before Alberto Korda took his iconic photograph of Cuban revolutionary Che Guevara, a ship had exploded in the port of Havana, killing crew and dozens of dockworkers. By covering the funeral of Revolution, Korda focused on Fidel Castro, who in a fiery prayer accused the United States of causing the explosion. The two frames he filmed of Castro's young ally were an afterthought., and were not published by the newspaper. But after Guevara was assassinated leading a guerrilla movement in Bolivia nearly seven years later, the Cuban regime embraced him as a martyr of the movement, and Korda's image of the beret-dressed revolutionary soon became her most enduring symbol. In a short time, "Guerrillero" was appropriated by artists, causes and fans from all over the world, appearing throughout, from protest art to underwear and soft drinks. It has become the cultural abbreviation of rebellion and one of the most recognizable and reproduced images of all time., with his long-time influence beyond his steely eyes. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #che #guerrilla__________________

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Milk Drop Coronet. Harold Edgerton, 1957 Before Harold Edgerton put a dropper of milk with a timer and a camera of his own invention, it was virtually impossible to take a good photo in the dark without bulky equipment. It was equally futile to try to photograph a fleeting moment.. But in the decade of 1950, in his MIT lab, Edgerton began to play with a process that would change the future of photography.. There, the electronics engineering professor combined high-tech strobe lights with camera shutter motors to capture moments imperceptible to the naked eye. Milk Drop Coronet, his revolutionary stop-motion photography, freezes the impact of a drop of milk on a table, a crown of liquid perceptible by the chamber for only one millisecond. Photography proved that photography could advance human understanding of the physical world., and the technology Edgerton used to take it laid the foundation for modern electronic flash.. Edgerton worked for years to perfect his photographs of milk drops., many of them in black and white; one of them was presented at the first photography exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York City., In 1937. And while the man known as Doc captured other moments, like the explosion of balloons and the piercing of an apple with a bullet, his drop of milk remains a quintessential example of photography's ability to make art from testing. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #milkdrop #coronet_______________________

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Dovima with elephants, evening dress by Dior, Cirque d'Hiver, Paris. Richard Avedon, 1955 When Richard Avedon photographed Dovima in a Paris circus in 1955 for Harper's Bazaar, both were already referents in their fields. She was one of the most famous models in the world., and he was one of the most famous fashion photographers. It makes sense, then, make Dovima With Elephants one of the most famous fashion photographs of all time. But his enduring influence lies as much in what he captures as in the two people who did it.. Dovima was one of the last great models, when haute couture was a relatively exclusive and elitist world. After the decade of 1950, models began to orbit towards the looks of ordinary girls instead of the unattainable beauty of the old generation, helping to turn haute couture into entertainment. Dovima With Elephants distills that change by juxtaposing the spectacle and strength of the elephants with the beauty of Dovima and the delicacy of her dress., which was the first Dior dress designed by Yves Saint Laurent. The image also brings movement to a medium that was previously characterized by stillness.. Las modelos habían sido durante mucho tiempo maniquíes, destinadas a permanecer inmóviles mientras los vestidos recibían toda la atención. Avedon vio lo que estaba mal en esa ecuación: el vestido no sólo hacía a la persona; la persona también hacía el vestido. Y al sacar a las modelos del estudio y colocarlas en un escenario especial, ayudó a desdibujar la línea entre la fotografía de moda comercial y el arte. In this way, Dovima With Elephants captura un punto de inflexión en nuestra cultura más amplia: la última top model de estilo antiguo, presentando la moda de una nueva forma. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #avedon #fashion Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Trolley-New Orleans. Robert Frank, 1955 . Las verdades incómodas tienden a tener consecuencias para quien las cuenta. Cuando se publicó el libro de Robert Frank The Americans, la revista Practical Photography desestimó el trabajo del fotógrafo suizo como una colección dedesenfoques, granos, exposiciones turbias, horizontes de borrachera y descuidos en general”. The 83 imágenes del libro fueron tomadas mientras Frank atravesaba los Estados Unidos en varios viajes por carretera a mediados de la década de 1950, y capturaron un país en la cúspide del cambio: rígidamente segregado pero con el movimiento de los derechos civiles en movimiento, arraigado en la tradición familiar y rural, pero moviéndose de cabeza en el anonimato de la vida urbana. En ninguna parte esta tensión es mayor que en Trolley-New Orleans, un momento fugaz que transmite el brutal orden social de la América de la posguerra. The photo, tomada unas semanas antes de que Rosa Parks se negara a ceder su asiento en un autobús en Montgomery, Alabama, no fue planeada. Frank estaba haciendo un desfile callejero cuando vio pasar el tranvía. Girando alrededor, Frank levantó su cámara y disparó justo antes de que el carrito desapareciera de la vista. La foto fue utilizada en la portada de las primeras ediciones de The Americans, alimentando la crítica de que el trabajo era antiamericano. Of course, Frank -que se hizo ciudadano estadounidense en 1963, cinco años después de la publicación de The Americans- simplemente vio a su país adoptivo como era, no como se imaginaba ser. Medio siglo después, esa franqueza ha hecho de The Americans un monumento a la fotografía documental y callejera. El estilo suelto y subjetivo de Frank liberó la forma de las convenciones del fotoperiodismo establecidas por la revista Life, que él descartó comomalditas historias con un principio y un final”. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #segregation #racism Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Camelot. Hy Peskin, 1953 Before they could become the "jet", Estados Unidos necesitaba dar a conocer a John Fitzgerald Kennedy y Jacqueline Lee Bouvier. Esa presentación llegó cuando Hy Peskin fotografió al apuesto político y a su radiante prometida durante un fin de semana de verano en 1953. Peskin, un reconocido fotógrafo deportivo, se dirigió al puerto de Hyannis, Massachusetts, por invitación del patriarca familiar Joseph Kennedy. El embajador, deseoso de que su hijo ascendiera como figura nacional, pensó que un artículo en las páginas de LIFE fomentaría la fascinación por John, su hermosa novia y una de las familias más ricas de Estados Unidos. Y eso fue exactamente lo que hizo. Peskin creó una serie fotografías estilo “un día en la vida de” tituladaEl senador Kennedy sale de cortejo”. Mientras Jackie se enfurecía por la intrusión -la madre de John, Rose, incluso le dijo cómo posar-, ella estuvo de acuerdo con la puesta en escena, y los lectores pudieron observar a Jackie despeinando alhombre más guapo y joven del Senado de los Estados Unidos”, jugando fútbol y softball con sus futuros suegros, y navegando a bordo del barco de John, Victura. “Me metieron en ese barco lo suficiente como para salir en la foto”, le confió más tarde a una amiga. Fue una fotografía perfecta, con Kennedy en la portada de la revista de fotografía más leída del mundo, interpretada como un playboy seguro de sí mismo preparado para decir adiós a la soltería. Unos meses más tarde Life cubriría la boda de la pareja, y para entonces América ya estaba cautivada. En esos tiempos de Eisenhower y Nixon, Peskin reveló el rostro de Camelot, uno que cambió la percepción de la política y de los políticos de Estados Unidos, e hizo que John y Jackie se convirtieran en la pareja más famosa del planeta. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #jackie #jfk Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Country Doctor. W. Eugene Smith, 1948 Despite being known for his war photography, W. Eugene Smith dejó su marca personal con una serie de ensayos fotográficos a mediados del siglo pasado para la revista LIFE. El fotógrafo, nacido en Wichita, Kansas, pasó semanas sumergiéndose en la vida de sus pacientes, desde una enfermera-matrona de Carolina del Sur hasta los residentes de un pueblo español. Su objetivo era ver el mundo desde la perspectiva de sus pacientes y obligar a los espectadores a hacer lo mismo. “No busco poseer a mi paciente, sino entregarme a él”, dijo sobre su enfoque. Eso quedó genialmentre plasmado en su ensayo fotográficoCountry Doctor”. Smith pasó 23 días con el Dr. Ernest Ceriani alrededor de Kremmling, Colorado, siguiendo al médico a través de la comunidad ganadera de 2.000 almas bajo las Montañas Rocosas. Lo vio atender a bebés, poner inyecciones en los asientos traseros de vehículos, desarrollar sus propias radiografías, tratar a un hombre con un ataque al corazón y luego llamar a un sacerdote para darle los últimos ritos. Escarbando tan profundamente en su tarea, Smith creó una visión singular, totalmente íntima, de la vida de un hombre extraordinario. Se convirtió no sólo en el ensayo fotográfico más influyente de la historia, sino también en modelo a seguir. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #doctor #life Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Dalí Atomicus, Philippe Halsman, 1948 El propósito vital de Philippe Halsman fue capturar la esencia de lo que fotografiaba. So when I set out to do the surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, su amigo y colaborador de toda la vida, intuyó que un retrato corriente no sería adecuado. Inspirado en la pintura de Dalí Leda Atomica, Halsman creó una elaborada escena para rodear al artista que incluía la obra original, una silla flotante y un caballete en proceso suspendido por finos alambres. Los ayudantes, entre los que se encontraban la esposa de Halsman y su hija pequeña Irene, saltaron del marco y arrojaron tres gatos y un cubo de agua al aire mientras Dalí saltaba. Fueron necesarias 26 tomas para capturar la composición. Y no es de extrañar. El resultado final, publicado en LIFE, evoca la obra de Dalí. El artista incluso pintó una imagen directamente sobre la impresión antes de su publicación. Before Halsman, la fotografía de retrato era a menudo de tipo zigzag y suavemente borrosa, con una clara sensación de distancia entre el fotógrafo y el sujeto. El enfoque de Halsman, retratando a famosos como Albert Einstein, Marilyn Monroe y Alfred Hitchcock mientras se movían ante la cámara, redefinió la fotografía de retrato e inspiró a generaciones de fotógrafos a colaborar con sus sujetos. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #dali #surrealism Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Gandhi y la rueca. Margaret Bourke-Blanco, 1946 Cuando los británicos tuvieron a Mohandas Gandhi en la prisión de Yeravda en Pune, India, of the 1932 To 1933, el líder nacionalista hizo su propio hilo con una charkha, una rueca portátil. La práctica evolucionó desde un interés personal durante el cautiverio hasta convertirse en piedra de toque de la campaña por la independencia, con Gandhi animando a sus compatriotas a hacer sus propias telas caseras en lugar de comprar productos británicos. Cuando Margaret Bourke-White llegó al recinto de Gandhi para leer un artículo de Life sobre los líderes de la India, la rueca estaba tan ligada a la identidad de Gandhi que su secretaria, Pyarelal Nayyar, le dijo a Bourke-White que tenía que aprender el oficio antes de fotografiar al líder. La foto de Bourke-White de Gandhi leyendo las noticias junto a su charkha nunca apareció en el artículo para el que fue tomada, pero menos de dos años después Life mostraba la foto de manera prominente en un obituario publicado después del asesinato de Gandhi. Pronto se convirtió en una imagen eterna, el mártir de la desobediencia civil con su símbolo más potente, y ayudó a solidificar la percepción de Gandhi fuera de India como un santo hombre de paz. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #gandhi #civilrights Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Día de la Victoria en Times Square. Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945 La fotografía captura fragmentos fugaces que cristalizan la esperanza, la angustia, la maravilla y la alegría de vivir. Alfred Eisenstaedt, uno de los cuatro primeros fotógrafos contratados por la revista LIFE, hizo de su misiónencontrar y captar el momento de contar historias”. No tuvo que ir muy lejos cuando la Segunda Guerra Mundial terminó el 14 August 1945. Tomando el ambiente en las calles de la ciudad de Nueva York, Eisenstaedt pronto se encontró en el alegre tumulto de Times Square. Mientras buscaba temas, un marinero frente a él agarró a una enfermera, la inclinó hacia atrás y la besó. La fotografía de Eisenstaedt de esa bajada apasionada destila el alivio y la promesa de ese día trascendental en un solo momento de alegría desenfrenada (aunque algunos argumentan hoy que debería ser visto como un caso de agresión sexual). Su bella imagen se ha convertido en el cuadro más famoso y reproducido con frecuencia del siglo XX, y constituye la base de nuestra memoria colectiva de ese momento transformador de la historia mundial. Eisenstaedt dijo “La gente me dice que cuando esté en el cielo recordarán esta foto”. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #thekiss #timessquare Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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The critic. Weegee, 1943 Arthur Fellig had a sour view of the unfairness of life. Un inmigrante austríaco que creció en las fanganosas calles del Lower East Side de la ciudad de Nueva York, Fellig se dio a conocer como Weegee -una versión fonética de Ouija- por su habilidad innata para tomar la foto perfecta. Often these were images of crimes, tragedias y de los habitantes de la Nueva York noctámbula. In 1943, Weegee puso el flash cegador de su cámara Speed Graphic sobre las desigualdades sociales y económicas que persistían después de la Gran Depresión. Envió a su ayudante, Louie Liotta, a un antro de Bowery en busca de una mujer borracha. Encontró a una dispuesta y la llevó al Metropolitan Opera House. Luego Liotta la instaló cerca de la entrada mientras Weegee esperaba la llegada de la Sra. Washington Kavanaugh y Lady Decies, dos mujeres adineradas que frecuentaban las columnas de sociedad. Cuando la gente de la calle llegó a la ópera, Weegee le dio la señal a Liotta para que soltara a la mujer borracha. “Fue como una explosión”, recordó Liotta. “Pensé que me quedé ciego por las tres o cuatro exposiciones del flash.Con ese destello, Weegee capturó la cruda yuxtaposición de fabulosa riqueza y pobreza extrema, en un estilo que anticipó el atractivo comercial de los paparazzi décadas después. La foto apareció en Life bajo el títuloThe Fashionable People” (La gente a la moda), y la pieza permitía a los lectores saber cómo la “Input” de las mujeres era vista con disgusto por un espectador. El hecho de que más tarde se revelara que The Critic había sido un montaje planificado no contribuyó a atenuar su influencia. _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #weegee #richandpoor Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Betty Grable. Frank Powolny, 1943 Helena de Troya, la mítica semidiosa griega que desencadenó la Guerra de Troya, no tenía nada que ver con Betty Grable de St. Louis. Esta estrella de Hollywood, rubia platino y de ojos azules, tenía unas piernas que inspiraban a soldados, marineros, aviadores y marines estadounidenses para salvar a la civilización de los países del eje del mal. Y a diferencia de Helena de Troya, Betty representaba a una chica de carne y hueso manteniendo el fuego encendido del hogar. Frank Powolny trajo a Betty a las tropas por accidente. Fotógrafo de 20th Century Fox, estaba tomando fotos publicitarias de la actriz de la película de 1943 Sweet Rosie O’Grady cuando aceptó un retrato trasero. El estudio convirtió esta pose en una de los primeras pinups, y pronto las tropas solicitaron 50.000 copias cada mes. Los hombres llevaron a Betty a dondequiera que iban, pegando su póster en las paredes de los barracones, pintándola en fuselajes de bombarderos y colocando copias de ella al lado de sus corazones. Before Marilyn Monroe, la sonrisa y las piernas de Betty -dijo estar asegurada por un millón de dólares con Lloyd’s de Londres- congregaron a un sinnúmero de jóvenes con morriña en la lucha de sus vidas (incluyendo a un joven Hugh Hefner, quien la citó como una inspiración para Playboy). “Tengo que ser la hija de un soldado”, dijo Grable, que firmó cientos de sus pinups cada mes durante la guerra. “And this has to be a war of soldiers.” _________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #pinups #BettyGrable Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Einstein tongue. Arthur Sasse, 1951 Para el rotativo The Guardian, This “posiblemente es una de las fotografías de prensa más conocidas de cualquier personalidad del siglo XXfue tomada el 14 March 1951, el día del cumpleaños de Albert Einstein. El científico estaba saliendo de su fiesta de su 72 aniversario en la Universidad de Princeton, que había estado plagada de fotógrafos, y estaba comprensiblemente cansado de sonreír toda la noche. Cuando abandonó el evento y se subió al asiento trasero de un coche entre el Dr. Frank Aydelotte and his wife Marie Jeanette, otra multitud de reporteros y fotógrafos avanzó. Einstein no estaba de humor para seguir sonriendo. Según la leyenda, gritó: ¡Basta ya! Pero no le escucharon. Por exasperacióny tal vez un poco de rencorEinstein sacó la lengua a la multitud, y luego se volvió inmediatamente. Arthur Sasse UPI was lucky to capture split-second shot. Einstein loved Sasse took the picture and asked UPI nine copies that used as personal greeting cards. La mayoría de ellas fueron recortadas para incluir sólo su rostro, creando la imagen icónica que todos conocemos hoy en día. Una copia, However, permaneció tal cual, y la firmó para un reportero. In 2017, esa foto se vendió en una subasta por la friolera de 125.000 Dollars. ______________________ #bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #einstein #tongue Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Migrant mother. Dorothea Lange, 1936 La frase favorita de la fotógrafa documental Dorothea Lange eraUna cámara es una herramienta para aprender a ver sin una cámara”. Y quizás nadie hizo más para revelar las consecuencias de la Gran Depresión que Lange, que nació en 1895. Sus fotografías aportaron una mirada inquietante -y profundamente humana- a las luchas de los agricultores desplazados, los trabajadores migrantes, los aparceros y otros en el fondo de la economía agrícola estadounidense a medida que se tambaleaba a lo largo de la década de 1930. Su foto más famosa esMadre Migrante”. Tomada en 1936 en un campamento lleno de recolectores de guisantes desempleados en Nipomo, California, la imagen muestra a Florence Owen Thompson, una trabajadora agrícola flanqueada por dos de sus siete hijos, mientras que un tercero, un bebé envuelto en arpillera, descansa sobre su regazo. La lluvia helada había destruido el cultivo de guisantes. Thompson y sus hijos habían estado viviendo de comer verduras congeladas de los campos circundantes, y de aves que los niños mataban. Según Lange, acababa de vender los neumáticos de su coche para comprar comida. ___________________ #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #hunger #humanity Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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Winston Churchill. Yousuf Karsh, 1941 Gran Bretaña se sentía sola en 1941. Para entonces Polonia, Francia y gran parte de Europa habían caído en manos de las fuerzas nazis, y sólo los pequeños pilotos, soldados y marineros de la nación, junto con los de la Commonwealth, se mantenían en la oscuridad. Winston Churchill estaba decidido a que la luz de Inglaterra continuara brillando. In December 1941, poco después de que los japoneses atacaran Pearl Harbor y Estados Unidos fuera arrastrado a la guerra, Churchill visitó el Parlamento en Ottawa para agradecer a Canadá y a los Aliados por su ayuda. Churchill no sabía que Yousuf Karsh había sido el encargado de hacer su retrato después, y cuando salió y vio al fotógrafo canadiense nacido en Turquía, exigió saber: “¿Por qué no se me dijo?” Churchill encendió un cigarro, lo sopló y le dijo al fotógrafo: “Puedes tomar uno”. Mientras Karsh se preparaba, Churchill se negó a dejar el cigarro. So once Karsh made sure everything was ready, se acercó al Primer Ministro y le dijo: “Perdóneme, señor”, y le arrancó el puro de la boca a Churchill. “Para cuando volví a mi cámara, parecía tan beligerante que podría haberme devorado. Fue en ese instante cuando tomé la fotografía”. Siempre diplomático, Churchill sonrió y dijo: “Puedes tomar otroy estrechó la mano de Karsh, diciéndole: “Hasta puedes hacer que un león rugiente se quede quieto para ser fotografiado”. El resultado de la “doma del león” de Karsh es una de las imágenes más ampliamente reproducidas en la historia y un hito en el arte del retrato político. Fue la foto de Karsh Churchill con cara de Bulldog -publicada primero en el diario estadounidense PM y finalmente en la portada de LIFE- la que dio el pistoletazo de salida a los fotógrafos modernos para hacer retratos honestos, incluso críticos, de nuestros líderes. ______________________ #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #churchill #portrait Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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The Hindenburg disaster. Sam Shere, 1937 Los zepelines eran naves majestuosas, lujosos gigantes signo de riqueza y poder. La llegada de estas naves fue noticia, por lo que Sam Shere, del servicio International News Photos, esperaba bajo la lluvia en la estación aérea naval de Lakehurst, Nueva Jersey, The 6 May 1937, a que la LZ 129 Hindenburg, of the 804 pies de largo, llegara de Frankfurt. Suddenly, mientras los medios de comunicación reunidos observaban, el hidrógeno inflamable de la gran nave se incendió, haciendo que estallara espectacularmente en llamas amarillas brillantes y matara a 36 People. Shere era uno de las casi dos docenas de fotógrafos de prensa que se apresuraron a documentar la rápida tragedia. Pero es su imagen, con su cruda inmediatez y su horrible grandeza, la que ha perdurado como la más famosa, gracias a su publicación en portadas de todo el mundo y en LIFE y, más de tres décadas después, a su uso en la portada del primer álbum de Led Zeppelin. El accidente contribuyó a cerrar la era de las aeronaves, y la poderosa fotografía de Shere de uno de los primeros desastres aéreos más espectaculares del mundo persiste como un recordatorio cautelar de cómo errores humanos pueden llevar a la muerte y a la destrucción. Casi tan famosa como la foto de Shere es la voz angustiada del locutor de radio de Chicago Herbert Morrison, que lloraba mientras veía a la gente caer en el aire: “Está ardiendo en llamas….”. Esto es terrible. Esta es una de las peores catástrofes del mundo…. ¡Oh, humanity!” ________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #zeppelin #Hindenburg Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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The Loch Ness Monster. Unknown photographer, 1934 Si la jirafa no existiera, tendríamos que inventarla. Es nuestra naturaleza aburrirnos con lo improbable pero real y buscar lo imposible. Lo mismo sucede con la foto del monstruo del Lago Ness, supuestamente tomada por el médico británico Robert Wilson en abril de 1934. Wilson, However, simplemente había sido reclutado para encubrir un fraude anterior por el cazador de juegos salvajes Marmaduke Wetherell, quien había sido enviado a Escocia por el Daily Mail de Londres para atrapar al monstruo. With no monster to discover, Wetherell trajo a casa fotos de huellas de hipopótamos que, según él, pertenecían a Nessie. El diario Mail atrapó al sabio y desacreditado Wetherell, quien luego regresó al lago con un monstruo hecho de un submarino de juguete. Él y su hijo usaron a Wilson, un médico respetado, para darle credibilidad al engaño. El Mail perdura; la reputación de Wilson no. La imagen del Lago Ness es una especie de piedra angular para los teóricos de la conspiración y los buscadores de fábulas, al igual que la imagen absolutamente auténtica de la famosa cara en Marte tomada por la sonda Viking en 1976. La emoción de ese hallazgo duró sólo hasta 1998, cuando el Mars Global Surveyor demostró que la cara era, como dijo la NASA, una formación topográfica, una que en ese momento había sido casi arrastrada por el viento. Éramos inocentes en esos dulces días anteriores al Photoshop. now we investigate, y somos más desconfiados. El arte de la falsificación ha avanzado, pero su encanto, como el de la cara de Marte, ha desaparecido. ________________________ #time100bestphotos #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #LochNess #Nessie Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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La chica afgana. Steve McCurry, 1984 Steve McCurry es un fotoperiodista estadounidense que ha trabajado para National Geographic y ha ganado innumerables premios por la cobertura de varias guerras a lo largo de la historia. Pero solo una de sus imágenes ha merecido una página en Wikipedia. Su portada de National Geographic es la imagen es de una adolescente de ojos verdes con pañuelo rojo mirando intensamente a la cámara. Su identidad no se conocía inicialmente, pero a principios de 2002 fue identificada como Sharbat Gula. Era una niña afgana que vivía en el campo de refugiados de Nasir Bagh en Pakistán durante la época de la ocupación soviética de Afganistán cuando fue fotografiada. Los padres de Gula murieron durante el bombardeo de la Unión Soviética en Afganistán cuando ella tenía unos seis años en su aldea en el este de Nangarhar. The 26 October 2016, Gula y sus tres hijos fueron detenidos en Pakistán por la Agencia Federal de Investigación por vivir en el país utilizando documentos falsos. Fue sentenciada a quince días de detención y deportada a Afganistán. La decisión fue criticada por Amnistía Internacional. En Kabul, Gula y sus hijos fueron recibidos por el Presidente Ashraf Ghani en el palacio presidencial. El gobierno prometió apoyarla financieramente, y en diciembre de 2017, Gula recibió una residencia en Kabul para que ella y sus hijos pudieran vivir en ella. Posiblemente nunca hubiera recibido esa ayuda sin esa fotografía y ese relato que agitó conciencias en todo el mundo. Se ha comparado esta imagen con el cuadro de Leonardo da Vinci de la Mona Lisa y se ha llamadola primera Mona Lisa del Tercer Mundo”. La imagen se ha convertido en emblemática de una persona refugiada ubicada en algún campo lejano, merecedora de la atención y compasión de quien observe la imagen. ________________________ #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #afghangirl #refugee Sigue estas historias en #GRelatos

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The Suffering of light. Alex Webb, 1979 Como una obra de Dalí, contemplating this photograph from far or near offers us different realities. From a distance, is an idyllic picture of what a farming family could be like in a field. Closely, we see a group of Mexican citizens arrested while trying to cross the U.S. border in San Ysidro, California, Usa. U.S.. The Suffering of light (The Suffering of Light) is a book, the first complete monograph tracing the career of acclaimed American photographer Alex Webb. Bringing together some of his most iconic images, many of which were taken in the farthest corners of the earth. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #inmigration #borders_______________________

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Lunch Atop a Skyscraper. Unknown photographer, 1932 It's the most dangerous and playful lunch break ever caught.: 11 men eating, chatting and smoking secretly as if they weren't at 250 meters above Manhattan with nothing but a thin beam holding them high. That comfort is real.; were the construction workers who helped build Rockefeller Center. But the photo, taken on the floor 69 of the flagship building of the RCA (now the GE building), was staged as part of a promotional campaign for the huge skyscraper complex. While the photographer and the identities of most subjects remain a mystery — photographers Charles C. Ebbets, Thomas Kelley and William Leftwich were all present that day., and it is not known who took them-, there's no hardware store in New York City who doesn't see the photo as a badge of his bold tribe.. That way they are not alone.. By mocking both the danger and depression, "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" became a symbol of American resilience and ambition at a time when both were desperately needed.. It has since become an iconic emblem of the city in which it was taken., affirming the romantic belief that New York is a place without fear of tackling projects that would cower less brazen cities. And like all the symbols of a city built on the hustle and bustle, "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper" has generated its own economy. It is the most reproduced image of the photographic agency Corbis. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #lunch #rca_______________________

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Signals. John Stanmeyer, 2014 African migrants off the coast of Djibouti City pick up their phones at night in an attempt to pick up signal from neighboring Somalia, a tenuous bond with relatives abroad. This photo by John Stanmeyer, born in Illinois, founding member of the VII photography agency, won the World Press Photo of the Year award 2014. It's a scene that literally couldn't have happened a few years ago.; a bright moon illuminates subjects trying to establish wireless contact with relatives abroad. “It's a photo that's related to so many other stories.”, said Jillian Edelstein, jury member and photographer for World Press Photo. “Opens debate on technology, Globalization, migration, poverty, despair, alienation, mankind.” Stanmeyer has received numerous honors, including the prestigious Robert Capa Award (Overseas Press Club), Photographer of the Year (POYi), and numerous World Press Awards, Picture of the Year and NPPA. In 2008, his National Geographic report on global malaria received the National Magazine Award, and in 2012 was nominated for an Emmy with the VII Documentary Series, “Hungry for attention”. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #worldpressphoto #signal_______________________

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Behind the Gare Saint-Lazare. Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932 Speed and instinct were at the heart of Henri Cartier-Bresson's brilliance as a photographer.. And he never combined them better than the day he did., In 1932, he pointed his Leica camera through a fence behind the Saint-Lazare train station in Paris.. The resulting image is a masterpiece of form and light. While a man jumps on the water, evoking the dancers on a poster on the wall behind him, the waves in the puddle around the staircase mimic the nearby curved pieces of metal. Cartier-Bresson, shooting with an agile camera 35 millimeters and without flash, he saw all these components come together for a brief moment and pressed his shutter. Time is everything, and no other photographer understood that idea so well.. The image would become the quintessential example of the “Turning point” by Cartier-Bresson, his lyrical term for the ability to immortalize a fleeting scene in film. It was a fast style., mobile, obsessed with details that would help chart the course of all modern photography. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #speed #moment_______________________

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An Antarctic Advantage. Daniel Berehulak, 2015 El Dr. Ernesto Molina, supported by the Chilean Antarctic Institute, walk through the Russian Antarctic base of Bellingshausen, with its Orthodox Church of the Holy Trinity, in Fildes Bay. Multiple countries, among them Chile, Poland and Russia, have established scientific stations on King George Island in Antarctica. For the Antarctic Treaty, which entered into force in 1961, Antarctica was set aside as a scientific reserve, with freedom of inquiry and free intellectual exchange. No country can exploit mineral resources or exercise territorial claims. The treaty is currently in force until 2048, but some countries intend to exert greater influence before the renewal date. Some are looking at the strategic and commercial opportunities exist today, such as iceberg harvesting (Antarctica is estimated to have the largest freshwater reserves on the planet), krill fishing and the expansion of global navigation capacity. This photograph by Australian Daniel Berehulak (New York Times) won the 1st prize in stories of daily life from the World Press Photo 2016 __________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #antarctic #worldpressphoto_______________________

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The Hague. Erich Salomon, 1930 Several ministers meet to decide the fate of nations with obvious signs of fatigue, between cigars and brandy. These types of situations had always remained hidden from prying eyes.. German photojournalist Erich Salomon put an end to that discretion, moving between smoke-laden rooms with a small Leica camera built for low-light shooting. Nowhere else did he exhibit his skill as much as at a meeting of 1930 in The Hague on Germany's compensation for damage caused in the First World War. There, at two in the morning, Salomon's chamber faithfully captured the exhausted Foreign Ministers after a long day of negotiations. The image caused a sensation when it was published in the London Graphic. For the first time, the public could look through the peephole of power and see world leaders off guard.. Salomon, who died in the Auschwitz death camp 12 years later, had laid the foundation for behind-the-scenes political photojournalism. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #backstage #power_______________________

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Notre-Dame. Lee Miller (Vogue), 1944 ・・・ Young French people climbing sandbag barricades near Notre-Dame, in Paris, during World War II. Photograph by Lee Miller, Vogue, October 1944. Notre-Dame has been a symbol of the beauty and history of Paris for generations.. Three days ago, the cathedral's iconic spire caught fire and eventually collapsed. Although the cause is not yet clear, authorities reportedly said it could be related to renovation works on the historic site. Crowds gathered in the streets and bridges of Paris to watch and mourn the deployment of some 400 firefighters in the cathedral to work on containing the flames. #Repost @voguemagazine. Thanks @cristinatrullen for the link. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #notredame #power________________________

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Abraham Lincoln. Mathew Brady, 1860 Abraham Lincoln was an Illinois congressman little known national aspirations when he came to New York City in February 1860 to speak at the Cooper Union. The speech had to be perfect, but Lincoln also knew the importance of the image. Before the podium, stopped at Mathew B's photo studio. Brady on Broadway. The Portraitist, who had photographed everyone, from Edgar Allan Poe to James Fenimore Cooper, and that would chronicle the next Civil War, knew something about the importance of the first impact. He placed the unbaged Lincoln in a statesman posture., squeezed the collar of his shirt to hide his long collar and retouched the image to improve his appearance. In one click of a shutter, Brady dispelled what Lincoln said they were “rumors of my long, unbathed figure…. becoming a man of human appearance and dignified demeathment”. By capturing the youthful features of Lincoln before the ravages of the Civil War will engrave face the stresses of the Oval Office, Brady presented him as a calm candidate.. Lincoln's subsequent talk to an audience of 1.500 People, mostly Republican, it was a resounding success, and Brady's photo soon appeared in publications such as Harper's Weekly and on election posters., making it the most powerful example of a photo used as campaign propaganda.. As the spread portrait, propelled Lincoln from the brink of greatness to the White House, where he retained the Union and ended slavery. As Lincoln later admitted, “Brady and cooper Union's speech made me President of the United States”. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #Lincoln #portrait________________________

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Kuwait, a burning desert. Sebastião Salgado, 1991 The Iraq-Kuwait war didn't just leave fatalities – which are the ones that really matter.- but it also produced another catastrophe between January and February of 1991, as U.S.-led coalition drove Iraqi forces out of Kuwait. Saddam Hussein's troops responded by creating hell. They set fire to some 700 oil wells and an undetermined number of oil-flooded areas that soon burned virulently and spread, causing one of the greatest environmental catastrophes in living memory. As desperate efforts to contain and extinguish the fire progressed, photographer Sebastião Salgado who happened to be in Venezuela photographing its immense oil industry, he learns that the wells were burning and then travels to Kuwait to witness the crisis first-hand.. As soon as he realized that the forces of the alliance entered Kuwaiti soil, he saw that the "real" story of that moment was going to be in those oil fields.. Salgado was not prepared for what he was going to find.: teams of ten men dyed black by oil working methodically in conditions that were unbearable. The heat was so strong that the smaller lens was deformed and the constant noise from the wells was also so intense that only the workers could communicate by shouting at each other in the ear.. _________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #salgado #kuwait_______________________

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Woman with a flower. Marc Riboud, 1967 The 21 October 1967, almost 100.000 people marched in Washington, ANNO DOMINI. to demonstrate peacefully around Pentagon buildings in protest against the Vietnam War. In photographer of the Magnum agency, Marc Riboud, documented the march. The last image he captured was that of Jan Rose Kasmir, of the 17 Years, while holding a chrysanthemum flower before a row of National Guard soldiers carrying bayonets. Kasmir was not aware of the photograph being taken at the time., but the image has come to represent the courage and power of peaceful protest. In an interview with The Guardian in 2015, Jan Rose Kasmir said: “It wasn't until I saw the impact of this photograph that I realized it wasn't just momentary madness., but he was defending something important.”. __________________________________________________#GRelatos #bestphotosever #photo #storytelling #historyphoto #vietnam #peace_______________________

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