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100 Photographs That Changed the World

The Most Influential Images of All Time

100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators

 "Lunch Atop a Skyscraper"
1932
Photograph by Unknown

"If you see this picture once, you never forget it."
--Christine Roussel, Rockefeller Center Historian


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It's the most perilous yet playful lunch break ever captured: 11 men casually eating, chatting and sneaking a smoke as if they weren't 840 feet above Manhattan with nothing but a thin beam keeping them aloft.
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Photograph by Philippe Halsman "Dalí Atomicus"
1948
"Before there was Photoshop, there was Philippe."
--Irene Halsman, Daughter of Philippe Halsman


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Capturing the essence of those he photographed was Philippe Halsman's life's work. So when Halsman set out to shoot his friend and longtime collaborator the Surrealist painter Salvador Dalí, he knew a simple seated portrait would not suffice.
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Photograph by Harry Benson "The Pillow Fight"
1964
"The Beatles will never have a pillow fight again, and I couldn't repeat that picture again."
--Harry Benson


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Harry Benson didn't want to meet the Beatles. The Glasgow-born photographer had plans to cover a news story in Africa when he was assigned to photograph the musicians in Paris.
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Photograph by Neil Armstrong, NASA "A Man on the Moon"
1969
"It is a truly astounding shot and was the result of an entirely serendipitous moment."
--Buzz Aldrin


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Рейтинг@Mail.ru Somewhere in the Sea of Tranquillity, the little depression in which Buzz Aldrin stood on the evening of July 20, 1969, is still there - one of billions of pits and craters and pockmarks on the moon's ancient surface. But it may not be the astronaut's most indelible mark.

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