You are sure to recognize the majority of these photos BUT now you get a look at the people that were behind the camera. Behind Photographs is a book project by Internationally renown portrait photographer Tim Mantaoni. The goal of the book was to celebrate legendary photographers whose images have reflected and defined our world over the last several decades.
To do this Tim has used the rare and mammoth format 20 X 24 Polaroid. By pairing famed photographers with their most iconic image he documents not only the image but brings the photographer to the foreground. These people have helped shape the way we have seen the world, good and bad, happy and sad. Their images last in our memories and will inspire and teach future generations about our times.
Tim started the project in December of 2006 and it showcases 150 photographers, each one with a different perspective and a different moment captured from history. Each photographer has included a short story at the bottom of each image, written by their own hand, that tells about their photo.
Head on over to Tim’s website HERE to read more about this amazing project and watch a short video he did below.