LIFE Magazine's 75 Best Pictures Ever

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As part of  LIFE Magazine‘s 75th anniversary, LIFE.com has pulled together some of the greatest photographs taken during its last 75 years. Many of these iconic images are well known to everyone while some may not; all are shining examples of what makes an exemplary photograph.

This 1949 portrait of Pablo Picasso in his studio in the south of France was captured by photographer Gjon Mili by using a 1/10,000th-second strobe light as Picasso, with small lights, made drawings in the air of a darkened room.


Picasso and Centaur: Photo by Gjon Mili, 1949

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