Looking back on the past two years that I’ve been lucky enough to blog on “all things Jim” for Team Marshall – this is the 66th blog I’ve posted in fact – I feel a host of emotions: shock at how much time has gone by, excitement at how much is still left to uncover … and gratitude. I’m so grateful for the opportunity to explore the vast archive left behind by a photojournalist literally possessed by the need to capture the 20th century’s most important people and moments.
You would think it might be rather easy for our “inner photo editors” to get jaded, looking at one masterpiece image after another, but speaking strictly for myself here, there are basically two things that keep me marvelling at Jim’s talent and tenacity: 1. The near daily discovery of never-before-seen, often historic or heroic, images; 2. The Six Degrees of Separation-type connections, however random or reaching, that one can make among the photos of the people, places and things Jim chose to grace with those trusty Leicas.
Gathered here today is a “random” group of images culled from some of my favorite blogs over the past two years. Some are among the world’s most famous images and some were never seen before we ran them here. There are more degrees of connection among these classic shots than meet the eye. Why don’t you see what you can uncover and let us know? It just might be news to us.
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