Monday, January 08, 2007


According to Neatorama Philippe Halsman's most famous 'jump' photograph, Dali-Atomicus, "took 6 hours, 28 jumps, and a roomful of assistants throwing angry cats and buckets of water into the air to get the perfect exposure."

How could anyone not love a photo that features Dali, atomic theory, throwing angry cats and buckets of water?

Ransom Riggs gives the rationale for his picks of 13 Photographs That Changed The World .

I would add the flag being raised at Iwo Jima and certainly something from 9/11, perhaps the cross standing amidst the rubble at Ground Zero.

If you had your own list, which would you add or remove?


Raggedy said...

Great link and very thought provoking. The title pictures that changed the world could be applicable to many pictures I have seen. I am sure it would be more of a book than just a few.

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nanc said...

great choices, but why only 13?

one photo that changed my own world:

although, not one of "the greats" - reaffirmed to me what my husband had been telling me all along - pregnant women are so beautiful. i was pregnant at about the same time as demi and have a photo of myself in a bikini standing belly to belly with my husband's best friend. it is one of our "priceless" photos - the kids love it. if i can ever figure out the technology of this p.c., i'll send you a copy of it sometime.

cube said...

Raggedy: Really, I could think of a few more myself.

nanc: I remember thinking at the time that it was TMI from Demi :-)

BTW when I click on your name, why isn't Curtains listed?

nanc said...

i'm hiding from a troll who hates me. and to think, he didn't really even get to know me!

Brooke said...

I think I would keep all of those, and perhaps add one from 9-11; probably the firefighters raising the flag.

cube said...

brooke: that's a good one too. I'm curious as to why they stopped at just 13. No photographs referring to 9/11 were included and I would most definitely qualify that as a world altering event.