In 1955, Emmett Till, a black teenager from Chicago was visiting relatives in Mississippi. While there, he was lynched for allegedly whistling at a white woman. The two men who did it were quickly acquitted. At the funeral, Emmett's mother Mamie Till-Mobley insisted on an open casket and asked photographer David Jackson to photograph the body. She wanted to show the world what happened to her son. This piece, produced by the TIME photo department, as part of their 100 Most Influential Photos project, tells the story behind that photograph, the impact it had on the Civil Rights Movement, and the importance it continues to have today.
This is another short from the 100 Photos project about the making of one of my favorite images. This photograph of Salvador Dalí, taken by Philippe Halsman, helped change the idea of what portrait photography could be, adding action and energy to a style that was generally more composed. This image took 26 separate takes to achieve the final composition.
I edited this short showcasing Arlene Gottfried's beautiful and intimate photographs of her grandmother, mother and sister.
On a trip to Libya in 2011, White House photographer Diana Walker shot an image of The Secretary of State looking at her blackberry. This short tells the story behind the now famous photo, and the "Texts From Hillary" meme it would become.
Bruce Davidson reflects on his time photographing teenage gang members in Brooklyn.