In 1959, the legendary photographer Elliott Erwitt documented the so-called “Kitchen Debate” between US (then) Vice President Richard Nixon and the Leader of the USSR, Nikita Khrushchev, this became a sy
The Italian Leica Camera photographer Berengo Gardin is known for his photo essays from Italy from the 1950s to the 1970s. He got into photography during a year spent in Paris. At the time, he met the leading proponents of “Phtographie humaniste”, e.g.
Apart from historical documentation, which was always important to Erich Lessing, the chosen perspective is striking. Lessing claims that a good composition could be attained by thinking ahead. To him, the latter is an essential part of photo journalism.
Ara Güler was named the “Master of Leica” in 1962, he shot this photograph of his friend Cartier-Bresson – as unexceptional as it is symbolic – two years later, using a M3 Chrome: “This portrait speaks volumes. I took it unexpectedly, just when his eye was distracted by a subject he was interested in shooting himself.
Engman’s photo composition provides the perfect frame of the Brazilian team: while all around him, adversaries and teammates seem to be falling over their own feet, in the eye of the storm the great Didi stops the ball, as calmly as if he were taking a walk in the park – only to play a deadly pass the next moment.
Ernst Haas’s legendary photo series Post-World War II Vienna 1945 – 1958, documents the return of the first soldiers from Allied captivity. Amongst the most well-known and impressive visual documents of the post-world war II period in all of the contemporary history.
This photo taken by Robert Capa, depicts a boy imitating the hand gesture of the adults present. Capa, who emigrated to Paris, France in 1933 in order to escape fascism, eternalised this photograph on film emulsion, enabling the viewer to participate in this movement’s spirit of the (then new) political beginnings.