wiskerke Posted November 21, 2020 Share Posted November 21, 2020 John Morrison just remarked about an image of the Iwo Jima Monument, that it's one of the very few sculptures that began life as a photograph... To which I replied that this subject would deserve it's own topic. It was about this image of mine: The Marine Corps War Memorial aka The Iwo Jima Statue has around 3000 images on Alamy. After the iconic image by Joe Rosenthal of the second raising of the flag on Iwo Jima. The memorial is by Felix de Weldon It's pretty big. Weldon (1907-2003) was very prolific: many kings, presidents and Elvis. To my mind came the recent Black Lives Matter image from Bristol: Jen Reid takes a photo of her black resin and steel statue titled A Surge of Power (Jen Reid) 2020, created after a photo of Jen Reid on the plinth by Marc Quinn. That's the sculptor not the photographer of this image, because that's Ben Birchall for PA here on Alamy. He has a whole bunch of images where she's posing like her statue, but I happen to like this a lot more, where she's taking a photo of her own statue with her phone. Ben, if you're reading this: we're having this challenge each month here and this month it's about photographers... November 2020 Challenge here. It closes November 30 at midnight GMT. 😁😁 Btw I have not seen one original photo of Jen Reid on that plinth just after Colston was toppled. Is there one? Was it published anywhere? Or was the whole thing a conspiracy clever stunt by a white artist after all? If it was it was brilliant. (To be clear: I am very much against tearing statues down. Remember the Ministry of Truth.) And this sculpture by Seward Johnson (of Awakening fame) that had been vandalized (with #Me Too graffiti) in Sarasota - image by James Pintar and this one by Peter Titmuss, both here on Alamy - Called Unconditional Surrender or Embracing Peace statue in Sarasota (with copies in other places). There are around 300 images on Alamy of the various copies. It's either after the famous photo by Alfred Eisenstaedt or Victor Jorgensen (in the Library of Congres because he was an Army photographer) of the victory parade after WW2 in New York. Some other come to mind like the Franklin D. Roosevelt Memorial which is stated to have been inspired by/created after photographs. I like especially the Bread Line by Segal. - by Mira - and by Rubens Alarcon Which turns out, very much looks like a photo turned into sculpture, but it isn't. Inspired maybe, but these are actual real people all very good friends of the sculptor among which the photographer Donald Lokuta. Talking about a good image to include in this month's challenge: both of them here in a NJ diner. This one definitely has a photo as the starting point: The Greensboro Four or February One by James Barnhill. Very few images here on Alamy. Most are by Walter Bibikow through various agencies. Press image by whom? This one by Philip Scalia. This is the historic Woolworth where the sit-ins happened, now a museum: Woolworth by Ian Dagnall ...and Memphis by Ian Dagnall. (I may have one too, but not on Alamy.) There are copies of the counter and the seats in the Smithsonian and in the Memphis Lorraine Motel that is now The National Civil Rights Museum. And then there are the Fab Four that Edo and a lot of other people have put up here: by Ed Rooney The sculpture is by Andrew or Andy Edwards. But is there a photo? He did Cilla Black also in an iconic pose, like on many photos, but is there 1 specific photo? There are quite a lot of statues in Liverpool from the category artists or sports that look a bit familiar. So do you know of any other? Or the original or inspirational photos to one of these? Or do you have some yourself? An image I mean. Now I think of it I may have a Babe Ruth... wim Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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