The Stars and Stripes in Black and White. Great Photos of The American Flag.

Great photos of the American Flag by the U.S. foremost photographers

We are so used to seeing the American Flag in its colorful splendor, we can forget that images of Old Glory in black and white can be just as powerful. For this fourth of July, we’ve rounded up some of our favorite black and white photos of the American Flag by such respected photographers as Robert Frank, Lee Friedlander, Garry Winogrand, Elliott Erwitt and many more. And not the photos you’re used to seeing, either. Enjoy!

Black and White Photos of the American Flag

From Dennis Hopper to Diane Arbus, we hope you enjoy our curated collection of 20 vintage black and white photographs (in chronological order) of the U.S. Flag in honor of July 4th.

black and white photos of the American Flag
Robert Mapplethorpe American Flag, 1977
Henri Cartier Bresson, Woman with American Flag, New England, 1947.
Robert Rauschenberg, Jasper Johns in his studio on Pearl Street with Flag, 1954-55, New York. Photograph.
Ralph Eugene Meatyard, Untitled, 1959
Vivian Maier, Chicago Suburbs (American Flag) ca. 1960s
Robert Frank, Wellfleet, Massachusetts, 1962
Dennis Hopper, Malibu (July 4th), 1964
Steve Schapiro, Flag, The Selma March, 1965
Diane Arbus, Girl with Easter hat and flag, N.Y.C. 1965
Lee Friedlander , Flag, New York City, 15 Photographs Portfolio, 1965
Elliott Erwitt, Amagansett, New York 1969
Burk Uzzle Romance of Chrome from the All American series, 1970s
Jean Pierre Laffont, Nude Concertgoer at Powder Ridge Festival, 1970s
Elliott Erwitt, Coney Island, NY, 1975
Andy Warhol, (1928-1987) Flag with Legs, silver gelatin print
Gary Winogrand, American Suburb X,
Robert Rauschenberg, Untitled (Enough is Enough), 1980
Thomas Frederick Arndt, Freed Iranian Hostage Tickertape Parade, New York, 1981
Alberto Schommer, Andy Warhol Painting The Flag, 1983
Ken Light, Immigration Demonstration, May 1, 2006, Fresno, California,

Happy Fourth of July!