Hello. I’ve always been fascinated by famous pictures and the stories behind them. I started out this project as a book concept and I tried to submit the idea to a number of publishers but no luck.
Plan B was this webpage. Managing a number of contributors we’ve tried to document dozens of iconic images. We tried to set up a community with a separate wiki site in hopes that we can have everyday users propose, and explain images that they think are iconic. However, there was a big setback with this approach when we were hit by Spam attacks against the open Wiki platform. We’re trying to adapt technology around this but for the moment the Famous People Collection is in read-only mode.
If you want to get in contact with me you can send a mail to “firstname.lastname@example.org”, follow us on Twitter @FamousPictures, LIKE our facebook page or leave a comment here.
What is the tittle or name of the sand-faced figure under president Nixon and Elvis? By the wat your site is cool!
What “sand-faced figure”? I can’t see anything in the Nixon and Elvis photo.
That’s the Face on Mars
I think he means the face on mars, underneath the pic of Nixon & Elvis on this page. 🙂
Ahh in the title image. That’s the Face on Mars
Are copies of the photos for sale? I want to purchase a copy of the New Westminster WWII photo called Wait For Me Daddy.
No copies but you can get the toonie coin
Hi, thanx for a beatifull site. i want to use one of the picture in a studing book of war 2. how can i get permission? https://he.wikipedia.org/wiki/%D7%A7%D7%95%D7%91%D7%A5:Reichstag_flag.jpg
You can talk to the people at Getty http://www.gettyimages.com/detail/news-photo/world-war-2-the-great-patriotic-war-the-raising-of-the-news-photo/170981597
Who took the famous picture of Sophia Loren and Jane Mansfield? I use to know as I teach photography…Joe..??