John Lennon and the Remembered Photograph

Follow me on tumblr at marcobohr.tumblr.com. John Lennon’s death on the 8th of December 1980, 30 years ago to the day, evokes one of the most iconic photographs of American popular culture. On that tragic day, the photographer Annie Leibovitz met Lennon and his wife Yoko Ono at their flat in The Dakota building in…

Death in a Bathtub

Uwe Barschel at the Hotel Beau-Rivage, Geneva, 11th of October, 1987. Let me introduce you to one of the most iconic photographs of post-war Germany: the politician Uwe Barschel found dead in a bathtub in a hotel in Geneva. I was nine years old when this photograph was imprinted in my memory. It was taken…