Aug 21, 2006

So long, Joe 

With the recent focus on "fauxtography," we have sadly lost a man who knew a thing or two about REAL photojournalism and war reporting. The man who took the single most reproduced photo in world history, Joe Rosenthal, passed away on 20 August at age 94.
"What I see behind the photo is what it took to get up to those heights -- the kind of devotion to their country that those young men had, and the sacrifices they made," Rosenthal once said. "I take some gratification in being a little part of what the U.S. stands for."
The greater majority of the current crop of picture-snappers for the AP is not qualified to hold this man's empty film canisters.

Goodbye, Joe. Semper Fi.

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