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.
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.
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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