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Icons: The 9/11 Series, Part 1

September 4, 2011


This is the first in a series of interviews with the photographers who covered the attack on the World Trade Center and Pentagon ten years ago and shot what are now considered iconic images. Produced in partnership by American Photo magazine and The Digital Journalist website, the interviews were done in the two weeks after […]

Icons: Marilyn Wears Chanel N°5

August 17, 2011


Last May, I posted a piece about one Ed Feingersh’s iconic image of Marilyn Monroe anointing herself with Chanel °5. The occasion was the 50th anniversary of the fragrance’s introduction. This week comes news that the legendary woman behind the perfume, Coco Chanel, spied for the Nazis in occupied France during World War II. (The […]

Icons: When American Fell In Love With Speed

July 13, 2011


Their names are now just footnotes in the history of American motorsports: Jim Davis. Gene Walker. Fred Ludlow. Albert “Shrimp” Burns. Ralph Hepburn. Ray Weishaar—young men from farms and small towns who earned fleeting fame in the early decades of the 20th century by riding motorcycles around banked wooden tracks. They thrilled the large crowds […]