Identity #5 - Ruud van Empel, 2015 – Is it a photo or a painting? Ruud van Empel synthesizes fragments of hundreds of images to create arresting images that blur the lines. (A single image can take three months to finish.)
Untitled - Ren Hang, 2015 – Beijing-based artist Ren Hang is one of the most provocative and acclaimed young photographers working today. Still, many of his works have been banned from galleries across his native China.
Ore Runoff, Duluth, MN - Alex MacLean, 2014 – You're not seeing things: This is how acid mine drainage looks from above, as captured by aerial photographer Alex MacLean.
A Family Spending the Weekend Under a Bridge - Zhang Kechun, 2011 – Chinese photographer Zhang Kechun spent two years photographing scenes on the bank of the Yellow River. The photos are overexposed to impart an otherworldly quality.
Champs Elysees - Henri Cartier Bresson, 1968 – This photo by Henri Cartier Bresson was taken in May 1968, a period of civil unrest in France that saw massive worker strikes and student demonstrations.
Bob Dylan - Jerry Schatzberg, 1965 – Jerry Schatzberg, one of the decade's other prolific photographers, shot the day's top celebrities, as well as the likes of Fidel Castro and Ted Kennedy.
Bicycle Street - Melvin Sokolsky, 1963 – Melvin Sokolsky's "Bubble" series for Harper's Bazaar is one of his most renowned. Taken in a time before Photoshop, Sokolsky had models pose around Paris in a plastic bubble suspended from a crane.
Bullet Through Jack of Hearts - Harold Edgerton, 1960 – An electrical engineering professor at MIT, Harold Edgerton was one of the pioneers in strobe light technology (which allowed him to take pictures like this.)
Suzy Parker, Evening Dress By Dior, Paris Studio - Richard Avedon, 1956 – A print of this Richard Avedon photo sold for almost $36,000 at a 2010 Christie's auction.
A Trait Angel - Toshiko Okanoue, 1954 – Toshiko Okanoue's was studying fashion illustration when she decided to turn her attentions on surrealist collages.
Nude, East Sussex Coast - Bill Brandt, 1953 – In the early 19th century, Bill Brandt was primarily a society photographer from magazines like Harper's Bazaar. It wasn't until the 50's that he started to explore experimental photography.
Aerial View Of Rockefeller Center - Margaret Bourke White, 1939 – Margaret Bourke-White was the first female photojournalist for Life magazine, and became America's first female war photojournalist during WWII.
Cavern In An Iceberg - Herbert Ponting, 1910 – This unique image was taken from a grotto inside of an iceberg just as it was turning over.