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1985: THE AFGHAN GIRL (THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

28 June, 1985 51 comments

Sales: Unknown  Sources: Reliable – Status: Big image / number of copies sold needed 

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Leer la versión original en español: 1985, La niña Afgana (THE NATIONAL GEOGRAPHIC)

«The girl put face to the refugees» (Steve McCurry)

 

Cover of the National Geographic Magazine, June 1985. The covers of this magazine are characterized by its large main picture and yellow edges.

Cover of the National Geographic Magazine, June 1985. The covers of this magazine are characterized by its large main picture and yellow edges.

 

Plastic beauty is very important in the front cover, although the media usually prefers photos that provoke scandals. However, beauty also sells and gives prestige to a mass media. Perhaps the next cover contains the world’s most famous photograph, on a par with Neil Armstrong’s stepping on the moon or the tragic atomic bomb.

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1928: DEAD! (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

13 January, 1928 12 comments

Sales: 1.000.000 copies – Sources: Reliable – Status: Big image needed 

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Leer la versión original en español: 1928, ¡MUERTA! (NEW YORK DAILY NEWS)

«The most famous tabloid photo of the decade» 
Time-Life Books (1969: 185): This fabulous century, 1920-1930. 

Front page of the New York Daily News (January 13 1928), regarded as the initiation of the tabloids. The newspaper titled "Dead!" with 172-points size font above the photo of Ruth Snyder on the electric chair. You can appreciate on the right the autopsy table to which her body was going to be transferred.

Had you ever seen a woman on the electric chair? Neither do I: not on films, never on the magazines… cos you are used to see men in that tragic situation. So maybe now you are shocked about the image of this front page of 1928. ¿What did this woman do to be in the electric chair?

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