Buzz Aldrin’s gold-plated sun visor reflects the photographer and the LM Eagle, July 16-24, 1969

Space Mission
Apollo 11, July 16-24, 1969, 110:42:39 GET

Paris, Galeries nationales du Grand Palais, La Lune: Du Voyage Réel aux Voyages Imaginaires, April-July 2019; exhibition catalogue, p. 24, no. 15, illustrated.

Neil Armstrong

Photo Description
Vintage chromogenic print on fiber-based Kodak paper, 20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in), with “A Kodak Paper” watermarks on the verso, numbered “NASA AS11-40-5903” (NASA MSC) in red in top margin
20.3 x 25.4cm (8 x 10in)

The full Hasselblad frame of the most famous image of a man on the Moon.

“As I walked away from the Eagle Lunar Module. Neil said, ‘Hold it, Buzz.’ So I stopped and turned around, and then he took what has become known as the ‘Visor’ photo. I like this photo because it captures the moment of a solitary figure against the horizon of the Moon, along with a reflection in my helmet’s visor of our home away from home, the Eagle, and of Neil snapping the photo.”
Buzz Aldrin (Jacobs, p. 63)