I can't believe I didn't know about this fantastic feature at the British newspaper/web news site The Guardian until Chris Grover mentioned it the other day. I haven't read them all yet, but the few I've seen are fabulous.
The feature is called "That's me in the picture" and it features accounts and background of what was going on in widely known photographs. Chris mentioned the article featuring Tony (AJ) Barratt's photograph of Leonard Cohen holding a toddler upside down, written by the toddler, Nikki Spencer (Tony Barratt's daughter). I love that photograph, by the way.
For an even better sample, check out this one, which I believe I featured on TOP after it went viral. It's really fascinating to hear the story from the people in the picture, and calibrate our immediate reactions with what was really happening (you can't guess from the picture, for example, that Scott Jones was kissing his girlfriend Alexandra Homas because she was hysterical and he was trying to calm her down, although you might guess that "When Alex first saw it, she was immediately worried people could see her bottom").
Here's the main index page. You might not have seen every picture if you're not British, but the stories can be outstanding even so. What a marvelous feature—big kudos and much appreciation to The Guardian! I do hope this will be a book one day. And thanks again to Chris.
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