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The Most Influential Images of All Time

This is the last post for this year. I am heading for warmer shores and less internet, but as a special, here is a list from Time of the 100 most influential images. You may not agree with all of them but I am sure you will find many that you consider worthy of inclusion. Go here to see

V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936

Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936

A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969

A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969

The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937

The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937

see the rest here

 

 

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One response to “The Most Influential Images of All Time

  1. Jane Buekett December 9, 2016 at 1:54 pm

    This is interesting isn’t it? Yes they are all famous photographs, and I’d agree that some were hugely important. But this is basically photojournalism with a bit of fashion thrown in. It is a particular view of the world, a gender-biased view, and one focused primarily on war and misery. There is another type of photograph which makes us think about what it is like to be alive, which makes us see in a new way, and which I would argue is equally influential, at least to me. William Eggleston, Andre Kertesz, Sally Mann, Nan Goldin, Diane Arbus, Julia Margaret Cameron, Need I go on? As the accompanying essay says, the photographer has to be there, but ‘there’ might be her own front room, just as well as a battlefield.

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