Joe Rosenthal (October 9 1911 – August 20 2006)

Raising the Flag over Mt Surabachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima is probably one of the most recognisable photographs of the twentieth century. The photographer responsible for taking it, Joe Rosenthal, died at the age of 94 on August the 20th 2006. Both The Guardian and New York Times have published obituaries that are worth reading.

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