Here we have handpicked 21 of the most influential pictures of all the time.
Images via TIME
1. A SINGLE drop of milk
This ‘Milk Drop Coronet’ picture of the 1950s gave a new dimension to photography. It proved that photography could advance technology and human understanding and awareness of the physical world.
2. Fetus, 18 weeks
The picture photographed by Lennart Nilsson in 1965. This picture of a baby is something that nobody would have ever seen or known.
3. Tank Man, 1989
This got photographed by Jeff Widener when Tiananmen Square massacre took place. He was sent to capture the aftermath and there he saw a column of tanks rolling.
4. Muhammad Ali VS. Sonny Liston
Neil Leifer captured the picture showing Muhammad Ali’s first-round knockout of Sonny Liston in 1965.
5. Emmett Till, 1955
Emmet Till, a black teenager who was shot and killed ruthlessly by a white woman’s husband and his half-brother. Whether Till flirted or whistled at her isn’t known. But Till was killed and a 75-pound metal fan was held around his neck.
6. Earthrise, 1968
This was captured by William Anders, NASA. It was the first time when people knew about the shape and appearance of earth.
7. Epic Oscar selfie
Ellen DeGeneres, in the middle of 2014 Oscars, corralled few of the biggest stars to squeeze in for a selfie.
8. Amazing pillars of creation
NASA photographed this one in 1995 to show great pillars of creations. It was captured to tell about the depth and transparency of universe.
9. Pillow fight
Harry Benson captured ‘sweet moments of pillow fight’ in 1964. Amazing, isn’t it?
10. The playful lunch-break picture
Picture showing 11 men, casually eating as if they weren’t 840 feet above Manhattan. But in reality, it was only a thin beam keeping them aloft.
11. Untitled Film Still #21
Cindy Sherman introduced photography as postmodern performance art. It was Sherman’s creation entirely.
12. Molotov Man
Susan Meiselas travelled to Nicaragua in the late 1970s and captured Molotov Man for defining the symbol of the revolution.
13. The ravages of war
Jahangir Razmi witnessed the killing of people who were lined up at Sanandaj Airport and gunned down side by side in Iran in 1979.
14. Dovima with elephants, 1955
This is when Richard Avedon captured Dovima at a Paris circus in 1955 for Harper’s Bazaar. And this picture became famous fashion photograph of all the time.
15. Famine in Somalia
This picture says more than just words. James Nachtwey captured the spiraling famine in Somalia.
16. Truth about AIDS
Therese Frare shared a picture of a 32-year-old man on his deathbed with the aim of changing the perspective of people about AIDS.
17. Mahatma Gandhi and the spinning wheel
When Gandhi Ji was jailed by British rulers in Pune (India), he made his own thread with a charkha i.e. a spinning wheel. The picture was captured by Margaret Bourke-White in 1946.
18. All about North Korea
David Guttenfelder was the chief photographer in Asia who captured this picture. It was 2013 when they opened 3G network for everyone.
19. The hand of Mrs Wilhelm Rontgen.
Photograph by Wilhelm Conrad Rontgen in 1985. He said, ‘I did not think, I investigated’.
20. Michael Jordan
The most famous silhouette ever captured in 1984 by Co Rentmeester. It shows basketball star soaring through the air with left arm stretched to the stars.
21. The Loch Ness monster
This was taken by British doctor Robert Wilson in April 1934.