Photo: Tom Hoy
Tom Hoy, then a staff photographer with the Washington Star, took a big gamble when he decided to stay at his behind-the-podium vantage point when President John F. Kennedy came to speak at the DC National Guard Armory in 1962. All Hoy's colleagues went 'round front to make the standard speaking-from-the-lectern shot. But Tom, sensing that the arena lights – and the photo gods – might favor him, got off this perfect, emblematic shot right before the Secret Service ushered him away. The pic has been published worldwide.
Attribution: Washington Post, Tom Hoy