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World Famous Photographs
Transcript of World Famous Photographs
July 20, 1969
Edwin Aldrin was a fighter pilot who flew in the Korean war and was selected to be an astronaut by NASA in 1963. He was the Lunar Module Pilot on Apollo 11. Edwin Aldrin took this photo as part of an experiment to study the nature of lunar dust and the effects of pressure on the surface. This image was taken with a 70mm lunar surface camera. During his NASA career, Aldrin logged 289 hours and 53 minutes in space.
Apollo 11 astronauts, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin, took the first human steps on the moon. Due to the fact that there are no wind currents on the moon, their footprints will be there for a million years. They were on the moon for 2 hours and 15 minutes outside of the spacecraft.
This photo, taken by Jack Bradley, shows the exact moment when Harold Whittles hears for the first time ever. This picture could not have been captured without the doctor who had just placed an earpiece in his left ear.
Jack was very involved in the jazz world and took up a profession as a jazz photographer and writer who worked in close contact with the great Louis Armstrong. He was a manager to other jazz greats such as Erroll Garner and Bobby Hackket. His years of experience include 1951- current. During the 60's Bradley founded the New York Hot Jazz Society. He was also a co-founder of the New York Jazz Museum. Another of his great accomplishments include writing articles for famous magazines such as Coda, Down Beat, and The Mississippi Rag.
I think that this photo is so famous because it beautifully captures the wondrous human phenomenon of sound. It showcases the pure emotion of discovery. This portrait makes us wonder what else we have to be awakened to, and the importance of embracing change. The portrait was taken with the top of the head and chin partially cropped. This emphasizes the eyes as main focal point of the photo.
NASA's rover, Curiosity, captured this beautiful view on Mars on April 15, 2015 from the rover's position in Gale Crater. This image was captured on a camera, known as the Mastcam, in between intense dust storms.
Curiosity was launched on November 26, 2011 and is still currently there. It landed on Mars on August 6, 2012 . Its primary mission is to explore the Gale Crater's climate and geography on Mars. Curiosity is a car-sized robotic rover. It is also there to help prepare for human exploration on Mars
I believe that this is an iconic picture because it showcases how advanced our technology has become. Humans are intrigued by space exploration and photos are one of the most common ways humans can experience space. This picture also exhibits the rule of thirds, emphasizing the beauty of the sky.
Tereska Draws Her Home
This photo was taken by David Seymour and published in LIFE magazine on December 27, 1948. Seymour was a Polish photographer and photojournalist. He was first recognized in 1934 and continued in photography until his death in 1956. Seymour co-founded a company called Magnum Photos. He became president of Magnum after his other co-founder, Capa, passed.He remained the president until his own death by Egyptian machine gun in the aftermath of the Suez crisis.
I think that this photo is extremely powerful because it showcases her thoughts. Tereska grew up in a WWII concentration camp. When situated in a home for disturbed children in Poland, Tereska was asked to draw her home. Seymour was able to capture the scarred child's emotion and mental state through her drawing and her facial expressions.
Many people have theories about why she drew her home this way. Some think that it is an outward reflection of an "uprooted" life, whereas others felt it was a reflection of the chaos and disorder that was strewn over Europe and immensely effected her life.
This photo was taken by Gjon Mili, a technical prodigy and a lighting innovator. Mili worked for LIFE magazine. His years of photography experience was from 1939-1984. Mili was originally trained in engineering and self taught himself in photography. He was one of the first people to use electronic flash in photography. He was born in present day Albania and moved to the United States in 1923
Mili visited Picasso in the South of France in 1949. Picasso agreed to one 15 minute session but was so happy with the results that he wished to pose for 5 more sessions and completed more than 30 drawings. This was the most famous photo from the photo shoot. This image shows Picasso drawing a centaur using a light.
I think this is an important photo because it is the product of two people who revolutionized the visual art world. Gjon Mili was an Albanian-American photographer who was well known for shaping dance photography and light writing photography. Mili used two cameras and a dark room to take these photos with Picasso. He had to set the camera so that the shutter would be open long enough to capture the light paths. This photo is amazing because Picasso was captured so clearly, the doodle was seamless, and there was no "ghost" following Picasso.
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Sunset on Mars
Picasso Paints in Light
Apollo 11 Lunar Footprint
I think that this photo is so iconic because it captures one of the biggest human technological advancements of getting humans to the moon. People are intrigued by the unordinary and space exploration as it ignites a spark of fascination within our human minds. The shadow in the boot print gives a really good representation on the texture making it also visually appealing.
Harold Whittles Hears For the First Time
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