Robert Doisneau’s “Le Baiser de lâ€™Hotel de Ville, Paris, 1950″ captures the eternity of a passionate kiss that transcends time and locale. A photojournalist, Doisneau documented the French Resistance, shooting iconic images of Parisâ€™ Occupation and Liberation and after the war was known for realistically portraying the everyday lives of ordinary people. A contributor to prominent magazines, including Life and Vogue, Doisneau provided images of hope after the dark days of World War II.
Photographer: Robert Doisneau
Famous photograph of Simonon smashing his Fender Precision Bass against the stage at The Palladium in New York City on September 21, 1979 during the “Clash Take the Fifth” US tour. Pennie Smith, who photographed the band for the album, originally did not want the photograph to be used. She thought that it was too out of focus, but Strummer and graphic designer Ray Lowry thought it would make a good album cover. In 2002, Smith’s photograph was named the best rock and roll photograph of all time by Q magazine, commenting that “it captures the ultimate rock’n'roll moment – total loss of control”.
The picture featured London Calling, the third album by English rock band The Clash, released December 14, 1979 on CBS Records in the UK and in January 1980 on Epic Records in the United States.
Photographer: Pennie Smith