In my The Best Social Studies Websites — 2009, the fourteenth ranked site had a nice collection of “Photos That Changed The World.” Thanks to a comment left there, I learned that the site was no longer available.
Fortunately, there are a lot of alternatives with a similar theme, so I’m bringing them together in this short post.
Here are my choices for The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World”:
LIFE has chosen “100 Photos That Changed The World.” You can view them as a slideshow.
The British newspaper The Telegraph has 10 Photographs That Changed The World.
David Deubelbeiss at EFL Classroom 2.0 has also developed his own collection:
The online magazine SLATE has about forty Photos That Changed The World.
Several other blog-like sites have collections, though I suspect that most of them might be blocked by school content filters. They include:
Neatorama’s 13 Photographs That Changed The World
Jonathan Klein: Photos that changed the world is a new “TED Talk.”
Here is how it is described:
Photographs do more than document history — they make it. At TED University, Jonathan Klein of Getty Images shows some of the most iconic, and talks about what happens when a generation sees an image so powerful it can’t look away — or back.
“When Pictures Make History” is a neat TIME Magazine slideshow. It features images from the cave paintings at Lascaux to the Renaissance painters to the use of propaganda by the Nazi’s.
10 Images That Changed the Course of Science (And One That Is About To) is a pretty interesting slideshow.
40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken is a pretty interesting collection from BuzzFeed.
Photographs that stunned the world: vintage Pulitzer winners is from The Guardian.
TIME has published The Most Influential Images of All Time.
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