The Sunday Times Magazine is a true pioneer in photo journalism. They arranged for some of the most famous photographs to be exhibited in the Saatchi Gallery and I spent a good couple of hours pottering around in the gallery. Here are some photographs of the photographs which have not only captured history but also made history.
Now the photographs were backlighted on Perspex panels so the photographs of the photographs were a bit dodgy, but here are some of the good ones.
An afghan woman, in the niqaab, crying over the death of her husband. That pretty much has condemned her into a life of penury, poverty and prostitution. This was a photograph which hit you directly between the eyes, took your goolies in its hands and squeezed hard.
I didn't vote for him but hey, it takes all kinds to make the world. Some like this kind of stuff….
Saddam’s bonfires….Here is an example of what a megalomaniac can do when they are allowed to run without check. Despite my doubts about the Iraq War, do you really want this man to be out there?
This was a really moving experience, some of these photographs really ripped my guts out. Amazing photographs and the skills of the photographer. One day when I grow up…