The 10 Most Iconic Photographs And The Cameras That Captured Them!

Today we have double digital pixel camera on our phone! But if we go some a decade back, people used to carry the hefty camera and fit in the roll to capture the moment! In this article, you will witness the 10 most iconic photographs and also the cameras that captured them! Interesting right?

The photo that covered the front page of TIME

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This was the fatal day in U.S. history! Well, nobody can forget this day. Filmmaker and photographer Lyle Owerko was in NY and captured the terrific incident with his Fuji 645zi.

Tiananmen Square 1989!

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The unidentified man stood in front of Tank in Tiananmen Square, 1989. This photo was captured by Jeff Widener using Nikon Fe2. Well, the Chinese man was truly a hero.

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The burning Monk 1963

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Thích Quảng Đức, a Buddhist monk who burned himself on the busy Saigon road intersection on 11 June 1963 to protest the persecution of Buddhists by the South Vietnamese government. The photo was captured by Malcolm Browne who used Japenese made Petri camera.

The Beatles, 1969

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Iain Macmillan took the legendary Abbey road photo using Hasselblad camera with a 50mm wide-angle lens, aperture f22, at 1/500 seconds.

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima

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The photo depicts six United States Marines raising a US flag atop Mount Suribachi during the Battle of Iwo Jima in World War II captured by Joe Rosenthal on February 23, 1945. He used a Speed Graphic camera to capture the iconic picture~

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Afghan Girl, 1984

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This photo became the cover of National Geographic in 1985. The Afghan girl later identified as Sharbat Gula was captured by journalist Steve McCurry. He used Nikon Fm2 to capture the photo.

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Earthrise by astronaut William Anders in 1968!

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William Anders captured some of the lunar surface and earth photo in 1968 with the help of highly modified Hasselblad 500 EL with an electric drive.

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The Hindenburg disaster, 1937

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The German passenger Airship was destroyed during its attempt to dock with its mooring mast at Naval Air Station Lakehurst. It was captured by Sam Shere using Speed graphic.

The Fire Escape Collapse in 1975!

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Fire Escape Collapse, also known as Fire on Marlborough Street, is a black-and-white photograph by Stanley Forman which received the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1976 and the title of World Press Photo of the Year. He used Nikon F.

The Migrant Mother, 1936

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Florence Owens Thompson and her family were traveling on US Highway 101 towards Watsonville and the time they coasted to a stop just inside a pea-pickers’ camp on Nipomo Mesa, Dorothea Lange, working for the Resettlement Administration, drove up and started taking photos of Florence and her family. He used Graflex Super D