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TIME Magazine Explores The 100 Most Influential Photos & How Each Shaped The Course Of History

By Kishore Sawh on November 4th 2016

TIME Magazine has been a dominant force in the world of journalism over the last century. In fact, their centennial anniversary is not long off, and perhaps then it’s fitting that TIME should be creating a digital celebration of what are arguably 100 of the most influential photographs ever taken.

Many, if not all, will likely be familiar even to those of a younger age because they’re timeless in value, if not timely in context, and many of them have graced the cover of TIME in their respective periods.




What images? Images like Ali standing over a broken Sonny Liston, defeated after a single round; the rise of the Earth as seen from the moon for the first time; a fearless single citizen halting tanks in Tiananmen Square, and Jackie Kennedy climbing out onto the long back of SS-100-X in a reactionary moment to cling onto part of her husband, President Kennedy’s head, moments after he was shot.

The images are poignant, politically defiant at times, but almost always with the human experience front and center, making generations feel, and act. TIME insinuates that it will not be glossing over the images, but rather delving into them, giving us the backstories and histories to either hear for the firs time, or enjoy again. The official ‘exhibition’ will be online available for all on November 17th, and you can bookmark this link to find it on the day, but there will also be an accompanying hardcover book featuring the collection, which you can find here.

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  1. Paul Empson

    100 best photos… shown in a video, urgh… video has it’s place but it forces you to watch at it’s pace: it dictates the mood.

    Having 100 images, even in a slideshow, would have been much the better format to view these chosen photos, imho..

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  2. Ralph Hightower

    There are some iconic images that should be a part of Time: Space Shuttle Challenger.

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  3. Hannes Nitzsche

    this will be of epic proportions!

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