What Makes a Photo Iconic?

By starting #PhotosWeLove, we were hoping to create a conversation about photographs that went beyond hearts, likes and faves. Last weekend, I saw a photograph from a protest in Baton Rouge that I instantly loved, and wanted to share why, exactly.


Some have called Jonathan Bachman's photograph of Ieshia Evans, an instant classic, others have called it iconic. In response to the #PhotosWeLove piece I wrote about Bachman's photo, I was invited to talk with Allen Murabayashi about "What Makes a Photo Iconic?" on the Photoshelter podcast. You can watch the livestream, listen on SoundCloud, or download directly.

#PhotosWeLove is a crowd-sourced initiative from ACP that thrives on your participation. Post your own piece on Medium and let us know!


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