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5 Most Overrated Photos of All Time

First we rated the five most overrated paintings of all time.

Now it's photography's turn.

Man Ray, Ansel Adams, Cindy Sherman, Joel-Peter Witkin, Weegee, Walker Evans, Robert Frank, Henri Cartier-Bresson.

Who made the list and who didn't?

Read more to find out.

5. Ansel Adams's Nevada Fall, Rainbow Let's get this straight: Ansel Adams was a rad shutterbug, not the deity that mall poster shops and wannabe nature photographers have made him out to be. The underrated things about the man include the creation of the zone system, his color slides and the establishment of the largest photo archive in North America...and not this shot that was taken around 1947. A beautifully crafted image indeed, but in no way the be-all and end-all.

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Steve Jansen is a contributing writer for the Houston Press.
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