Founded in 1923, TIME Magazine has presented the world with some of its most iconic photography for years. Sifting through all those images to find the 100 most influential of all time must’ve been no easy task. But, it is a task that TIME took on, to create a celebration of photography that changed the world.
You can see, even in the promotional video, many well known images. There are also some less famous works, but TIME say that “each one is unique for the way in which it changed, influenced, or commemorated a particular world event”. From the lone man standing in front of the tank in Tiananmen Square to Muhammed Ali towering over a defeated Sonny Liston, there’s a wide variety of topics.
The images contained are sure to cause some conversation, but I suppose that’s kind of the point. These images represent pinnacle moments in history. Many are political in nature. Some are just controversial, still sparking debate today, decades after they were created.
100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time is an online exhibition beginning November 17th. TIME say they’re delving deep into each image to explore why and how it changed the course of history. But there is also an accompanying book to go along with the online exhibition containing each of the images.
Do you agree with the images you saw in the video? Which images are you hoping to see make the final list? And why? If you’re reading this after the exhibition is live, which was your favourite? Which had the most meaning to you? Let us know your thoughts in the comments.
[via SLR Lounge]