Photojournalism

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, 1952

Marilyn Monroe by Philippe Halsman, 1952

Life Magazine Cover photo by the legendary Philippe Halsman, a Russian born, American portrait photographer.

His 1961 book Halsman on the Creation of Photographic Ideas, discussed ways for photographers to produce unusual pieces of work by following six rules:

A street in Beijing as seen from inside an antique dealer's shop by Marc Riboud, China 1965

A street in Beijing as seen from inside an...

“The gold-lettered name of this shop means 'prosperity.' Private citizens come here to sell family jewels or other objects. The prices are fixed by the government. This scene has been photographed in old Peking through the window of a shop in Liu Li Chang, the street long famous for its art and antique shops.

Shooting break “Decision before Dawn” by Robert Capa, Berlin 1950

Shooting break “Decision before Dawn” by Robert...

This photography hints on why the Magnum photographer Robert Capa is credited with coining the term Generation X (Gen X), the generation born after the Western Post-World War II baby boom. He used it as a title for a photo-essay about the young men and women reaching adulthood after the WWII.

Che Guevara by René Burri, Cuba 1963

Che Guevara by René Burri, Cuba 1963

This photo, shot by the Swiss photographer René Burri, immortalized the proud, Havana-cigar-smoking Che Guevara and became an visual icon of the immortal revolutionary after his murder by the Bolivian army in 1967, although the magazine Look only reproduced a small version at

John F. Kennedy by Guido Mangold, Berlin Tempelhof, Germany 1963

John F. Kennedy by Guido Mangold, Berlin...

This Photo was shot by Guido Mangold with a Leica M2 camera and first published by the Quick magazine, shortly before John F. Kennedy’s death, it reflects Mangold’s unswerving photography commitment and his photo professionalism.