We all know that some of the world’s most famous photographs can be worth a great deal of money. If you own one of these rare pieces, you will know how valuable art insurance is in order to secure your investment. Let’s take a look at some of the most famous photographs – and photographers – of all time.Eddie AdamsEddie Adams, born in 1933 was one of the great photojournalists to ever live and he covered 13 wars. It was when he was covering the Vietnam War that he shot his most famous and influential photograph – this was of a General executing a Viet Cong Captain.
He won a Pulitzer Prize and a World Press Photo award for this photograph.Walker EvansWalker Evans was born in 1903 and documented the effects of the Great Depression. He concentrated on the landscapes and buildings around him. Evans’ photos have been referred to as icons of the Depression-era revealing the misery in the poverty-stricken lives that people lived.
Jock SturgesBorn in 1947, Jock Sturges’ photographic talents involved subject of nude women on beaches. His most famous and popular images, all beach nudes, are “Misty Dawn, 1991” and “Northern California, 1991”. His photographs vary greatly in price but his most pricey one sold for $4,000. Herman LeonardHerman Leonard was born in 1923 and took great photos of jazz legends such as Dexter Gordon, Duke Ellington and Frank Sinatra.
His most expensive photograph sold for no less than $5,500. Helmut NewtonIt may be more likely that you will have heard of this photographer over the others. He was most well known for photos involving fashion and nudes, and themes of sex and glamour. Newton’s most popular image is called “Sie Kommen I, II” and his most expensive photograph sold for a whopping $400,000. Imagine that for a day’s work!Please check out my photography work tonyfreemanphotography I’m available for work across the UK.