Monday, August 21, 2006

Joe Rosenthal Dies

It's the most iconic photograph in American history -- the flag raising on Iwo Jima.

The man who snapped that famous moment has died. Joe Rosenthal won the Pulitizer Prize for the 1945 photograph. He was 94.

A videographer friend of mine once saw a print from the original negative at the Library of Congress. He was most impressed with the fact it was numbered "2" in the series of prints made.

A new film about the flag raising -- based on the book Flags of Our Fathers -- is in production. The film's website features the film of the actual flag raising.

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