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Most often, the events make a photograph famous. Because that event is, in itself, something remarkable, the photographs depicting it become memorable. Rare and few are the famous images that come from lesser or unknown events. But what about those images that have become so iconic that they become part of our memory. As if we where there and saw it with our own eyes. Those images continue to have a life well beyond the events that they depict and in turn become famous. They bring with them in interminable course to eternal recognition all the actors that are included in the frame.
We very well know how to events ended and in some case, changed our world. We also know pretty well what happen to those photographers that had the genius to capture in one frame such complexity. But what about the people in the pictures? Do we even know who they are ?
10 People’s lives in Photographs takes a look at those who have marked our lives by being actors in a single frame forever memorable. Those who have, for a brief instant and for eternity, become the principal actors in the human tragedy. Via 10 of some of the most famous photograph of the last 75 years of our history, Paul Holtum revisits the lives of some of the most famous unknown people in photography.