Iconic Photos

Famous, Infamous and Iconic Photos

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Written by Alex Selwyn-Holmes

November 27, 2011 at 9:25 am

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  1. this comment at the top of the page seems very out of place – “Not really iconic, and some of them don’t make sense, but they are truly funny, and make clever use of photography.” is it perhaps on the wrong group of photos?


    November 27, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    • I agree, they all make sense if you know the truth behind the photos. clever use of captioning, not photography.


      November 27, 2011 at 9:25 pm

      • I thought the same thing. The author is just letting his ignorance show.

        Ross Patton

        November 27, 2011 at 10:11 pm

  2. Clever

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  4. The handwritten note ‘Thanks to press freedom you know better’ comment should be much more prominent in each image. Otherwise, there will be people who don’t see that note, but do see the ‘newspaper’ headline and believe it to be the truth.

    Rob Boler

    November 28, 2011 at 8:41 pm

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  7. amazing photos.


    January 1, 2012 at 8:21 pm

  8. Hi there, I am writting a dissitation entitled “The Varacity of the photographic image within photojournalism” and I will be including a chapter which explores the media and how they can change the context of an image to suit their own needs to conform to their own ideologies. I would love to use these images as I believe they show exactly the point that I am trying to make, that fault is not always is the photographer. Please could I have permission to use these photographs and who would I give the photo credits too?

    Elly Warner

    January 19, 2012 at 5:24 pm

  9. […] Kèm với link này, anh có thêm một lời bình: ‘Những tấm ảnh vốn vẫn là những thứ vũ khí kinh khủng trên thế giới. Người ta tin tưởng vào chúng, nhưng những tấm ảnh đó cũng có thể nói láo, thậm chí không cần phải ngụy tạo. Chúng chỉ nói lên được có phân nửa của sự thật.’ Liền sau đó, đã có nhiều ý kiến nữa của bạn bè khắp nơi, sống trong hay ngoài Việt Nam nêu lên, cung cấp thêm thông tin nhằm soi sáng cho nội dung của bài báo, nó đồng thời soi sáng ‘nửa sự thật’ còn lại. ‘Thanks to press freedom – You know better’ […]

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  11. Is Alex Selwyn-Holmes the individual who is writing on each image ‘Thanks to press freddom you know better’ ???


    November 7, 2013 at 4:45 pm

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