The Photographs of Tim Mantoani

written by: Gina McGalliard, Tim Mantoani

We’ve all seen iconic photographs of our times: Steve McCurry’s portrait of the ‘Afghan Girl,’ the shootings at Kent State, the lone man standing in front of a tank at Tiananmen Square. But do we know about the photographers who captured these images? For San Diegan Tim Mantoani, it has become a personal mission to give credit to these unknowns with his Behind Photos project, which uses the art of large-format Polaroid photography to document photographers alongside their famous works. Mantoani first became interested in photography in high school on a school trip his freshman year to Philadelphia. Upon graduating, Read more »