Iconic Photographs And The Cameras That Captured Them

They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Some pictures, however, are worth at least a million. I’m talking about photographs that nearly everyone recognizes and that will forever be etched into our shared history. Even though these legendary photos might be known by all, far from everyone knows about the superstar photographers who took them. Even less know about the cameras they used to capture history in the making.

“Earthrise” By William Anders, 1968 / Modified Hasselblad 500 El

"Earthrise" By William Anders, 1968 / Modified Hasselblad 500 El

“Tank Man” By Jeff Widener, 1989 / Nikon Fe2

"Tank Man" By Jeff Widener, 1989 / Nikon Fe2

Lyle Owerko, 2001 / Fuji 645zi

Lyle Owerko, 2001 / Fuji 645zi

“Burning Monk” By Malcolm Browne, 1963 / Petri

"Burning Monk" By Malcolm Browne, 1963 / Petri

“Afghan Girl” By Steve McCurry, 1984 / Nikon Fm2

"Afghan Girl" By Steve McCurry, 1984 / Nikon Fm2

“The Hindenburg Disaster” By Sam Shere, 1937 / Speed Graphic

"The Hindenburg Disaster" By Sam Shere, 1937 / Speed Graphic

“Fire Escape Collapse” By Stanley Forman, 1975 / Nikon F

"Fire Escape Collapse" By Stanley Forman, 1975 / Nikon F

“Migrant Mother” By Dorothea Lange, 1936 / Graflex Super D

"Migrant Mother" By Dorothea Lange, 1936 / Graflex Super D

“D-Day” By Robert Capa, 1944 / Contax Ii

"D-Day" By Robert Capa, 1944 / Contax Ii

Abbey Road Album Cover By Iain Macmillan, 1969 / Hasselblad

Abbey Road Album Cover By Iain Macmillan, 1969 / Hasselblad

“The Terror Of War” By Nick Ut, 1972 / Leica M3

"The Terror Of War" By Nick Ut, 1972 / Leica M3

“V-J Day In Times Square” By Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945 / Leica Iiia

"V-J Day In Times Square" By Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945 / Leica Iiia

“Invasion 68: Prague”, By Josef Koudelka, 1968 / Exacta Varex

"Invasion 68: Prague", By Josef Koudelka, 1968 / Exacta Varex

“Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima” By Joe Rosenthal, 1945 / Speed Graphic

"Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima" By Joe Rosenthal, 1945 / Speed Graphic

Paul Goresh / Minolta Xg-1

Paul Goresh / Minolta Xg-1

“Raising A Flag Over The Reichstag” By Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945 / Leica Iii

"Raising A Flag Over The Reichstag" By Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945 / Leica Iii

“The Shooting Of Lee Harvey Oswald” By Robert Jackson, 1963 / Nikon S3

"The Shooting Of Lee Harvey Oswald" By Robert Jackson, 1963 / Nikon S3

“Tokyo Stabbing” By Yasushi Nagao, 1960 / Speed Graphic

"Tokyo Stabbing" By Yasushi Nagao, 1960 / Speed Graphic

“Guerillero Heroico” By Alberto Korda, 1969 / Leica M2

"Guerillero Heroico" By Alberto Korda, 1969 / Leica M2

“The Soiling Of Old Glory” By Stanley Forman, 1976 / Nikon F

"The Soiling Of Old Glory" By Stanley Forman, 1976 / Nikon F

 

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