I just saw on Harry’s Place that Joe Rosenthal died. He took the iconic picture of US marines raising the flag on Iwo Jima during WW2, and won the Pulitzer Prize for it. I remember learning about him during my photography A-level. It was the example that brought home to me the power a photograph can have over a video (the moment comes at 22s):
There are continual rumours that the image was staged, but these have been roundly debunked.