Why There’s No Such Thing as an Iconic Image

By David, 10th November 2016

“So is it an event within an event or the pictures themselves that are ‘iconic’?” – photographer, Stuart Franklin via the Guardian

Why There’s No Such Thing as an Iconic Image

His image of a man blocking tanks in Tiananmen Square captivated the world. But the Magnum photographer now believes the ‘iconic’ image is dead. Photo: Stuart Franklin/ Magnum


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