John Dominis By: Daven McClellan

Education and Career: John Dominis was a photographer from the 1900s (1921-2013). Dominis was born in Los Angeles in 1921 and later went to study Cinematography at the University if Southern California. He then enlisted in the Air Force and fought in WWII. After WWII, Dominis came back to the United States to become a photographer and worked for multiple magazines. After that, he became a war photographer in the Korean War and at a different time, the Vietnamese War. He also was responsible for the photographs of food in multiple Italian Cuisine books published by him and Giuliano Bugialli.

John Dominis's 1968 Summer Olympics Photo Painted On a Wall

Famous work: As a photographer, John Dominis traveled the world, visiting such places as, Southeast Asia The American Southwest, Africa, Europe, and, Mexico. While in Mexico, he took his most famous picture featuring two American Olympic sprinters Tommie Smith and John Carlos on the podium, with their fists raised in a Black Power salute during the 1968 Summer Olympics.

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