Remembering Joe Rosenthal | Popular Photography

Remembering Joe Rosenthal

When Joe Rosenthal died yesteday, at age 94, the headlines were predictable: “Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photographer dead” said ABCnews.com. Joe earned his place in photographic history for taking just one picture: the shot of six U.S. marines pushing a large American flag skyward on Mount Suribachi during the opening hours of the bloody battle for Iwo Jima. The date was February 23, 1945, and the image would shape the life of the man who took the picture as well as the lives of the marines he photo

When Joe Rosenthal died yesteday, at age 94, the headlines were predictable: “Iwo Jima Flag-Raising Photographer dead” said ABCnews.com. Joe earned his place in photographic history for taking just one picture: the shot of six U.S. marines pushing a large American flag skyward on Mount Suribachi during the opening hours of the bloody battle for Iwo Jima. The date was February 23, 1945, and the image would shape the life of the man who took the picture as well as the lives of the marines he photographed.

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