Behind iconic photographs

Muhammad Ali defiantly standing with arrows piercing his pugilist torso. A pained Vietnamese girl, just nine years old, burnt and naked in the street following a South Vietnamese napalm bombing. An ethereal Marilyn Monroe. These iconic and widely familiar images have come to represent the epoch of our modern era for better or for worse, and yet those responsible for capturing these moments remain largely anonymous. In his extensive series “Behind Photographs”, Tim Mantoani casts his camera lens behind the scenes on the “talented men and women who have captured some of the most recognized photographic images of our time” by capturing the photographer posed with their respective memorable photo. For this project Mantoani utilized the mammoth 20×24 Polaroid Camera to produce a vintage archival effect.