100 images that changed the world,
selected by TIME and an international team of
Atop a Skyscraper"
It's the most perilous yet
playful lunch break ever captured: 11 men casually
eating, chatting and sneaking a smoke as if they
weren't 840 feet above Manhattan with nothing but a
thin beam keeping them aloft.
Photograph by Philippe Halsman
Capturing the essence of those he
photographed was Philippe Halsman's life's work. So when Halsman set out to
shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí,
he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice.
Harry Benson "The Pillow Fight"
Harry Benson didn't want to meet the Beatles. The
Glasgow-born photographer had plans to cover a news story in
Africa when he was assigned to photograph the musicians in
Photograph by Neil Armstrong,
NASA "A Man on the
Somewhere in the Sea of Tranquillity, the little depression in which Buzz Aldrin stood on the evening of July 20, 1969, is still there - one of billions of pits and craters and pockmarks on the moon's ancient surface. But it may not be the astronaut's most indelible mark.
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