At a time when everyone has a camera in their pocket and millions, if not billions of photos are flying around the internet each day, Mantoani wants to help people understand that iconic photos don’t just happen. They are the product of people who devote their entire lives to photography. Giving these people a face, he says, helps do that.
Some sample images from a new book "Behind Photographs: Archiving Photographic Legends":http://www.amazon.com/gp/product/0982613792/&tag=fdb-20. I've always admired and preferred the unfiltered quality of photojournalism pictures.