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.
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.
Most Memorable TV Moments Of The Past Fifty Years
Photographs that stunned the world: vintage Pulitzer winners is from The Guardian.
TIME has published The Most Influential Images of All Time.
The 100 most influential historical pictures of all time
25 of the most iconic photographs is from CNN.
The 100 Most Important Photos Ever is from LIFE.
103 iconic photos that capture 103 years of world history is from SFGate.
24 iconic photos that left their mark on history
Ken Burns Tells America’s History Through Six Photographs is from The Atlantic.
20 climate photographs that changed the world is from The Guardian.
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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
2. Best photos no commentary