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The Best Sites To See “Photos That Changed The World”

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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 in a display, or 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:

1. Best photos with commentary

2. Best photos no commentary

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

Camera Naked’s Famous Photos That Changed The World

Unique Scoop’s Photos That Changed The World

Entertainment Web’s 20 Photos 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.

10 Images That Changed the World is an interesting collection of….images.

10 War Photographs That Changed the World Forever displays and explains….10 famous war photographs.

“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.

An Oxford Professor has identified eleven images he says are the most “iconic” in the world, and the BBC has created a slideshow of them.

Most Famous Photographs of All Time

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.

Most Memorable TV Moments Of The Past Fifty Years

15 YouTube Videos That Changed The World is the title (an exaggerated one, I might add) of this video that was posted on Read Write Web. Exaggeration or not, it’s pretty interesting, and their blog post includes videos they think were overlooked:

Photographs that stunned the world: vintage Pulitzer winners is from The Guardian.

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Author: Larry Ferlazzo

I'm a high school teacher in Sacramento, CA.

2 Comments

  1. Larry,

    I’d like to add my own. I took the time to collect these iconic photographs and got a lot of input online for the photos collected.

    1. Best photos with commentary
    http://eflclassroom.com/ppt/bestphotoscommentary.swf
    2. Best photos no commentary
    http://eflclassroom.com/ppt/bestphotosno.swf

    Enjoy,
    David

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