Top 100 Most Influential Photos Ever Taken

The famous TIME magazine has just released a list of 100 most influential pictures ever taken. And a team of competent specialists ranging from curators and historians to photo editors from around the world gathered to make this list worth seeing.

There is no formula that makes a picture influential,” say the editors. “Some images are on our list because they were the first of their kind, others because they shaped the way we think. And some made the cut because they directly changed the way we live. What all 100 share is that they are turning points in our human experience.”

The best photography is a form of bearing witness, a way of bringing a single vision to the larger world.” And here we bring 21 of these powerful shots to you. For the rest of the list and detailed descriptions of the stories behind them head over to TIME website.

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#1 The Terror Of War, Nick Ut, 1972

Image source: Nick Ut

#2 The Burning Monk, Malcolm Browne, 1963


Image source: Malcolm Browne

#3 Starving Child And Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993


Image source: Kevin Carter

#4 Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932


Image source: Unknown

#5 Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989


Image source: Jeff Widener

#6 Falling Man, Richard Drew, 2001

SEVENTH IN A SERIES OF ELEVEN-- A person falls from the north tower of New York's World Trade Center Tuesday Sept. 11, 2001after terrorists crashed two hijacked airliners into the World Trade Center and brought down the twin 110-story towers. (AP Photo/Richard Drew)

Image source: Richard Drew

#7 Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015


Image source: Nilüfer Demir

#8 Earthrise, William Anders, NASA, 1968


Image source: William Anders

#9 Mushroom Cloud Over Nagasaki, Lieutenant Charles Levy, 1945


Image source: Lieutenant Charles Levy

#10 V-J Day In Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945


Image source: Alfred Eisenstaedt

#11 Fire Escape Collapse, Stanley Forman, 1975


Image source: Stanley Forman

#12 A Man On The Moon, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969


Image source: Neil Armstrong

#13 Pillars Of Creation, Nasa, 1995


Image source: NASA

#14 Bloody Saturday, H.s. Wong, 1937


Image source: H.S. Wong

#15 Jewish Boy Surrenders In Warsaw, 1943


Image source: Unknown

#16 Albino Boy, Biafra, Don Mccullin, 1969


Image source: Don McCullin

#17 Migrant Mother, Dorothea Lange, 1936


Image source: Dorothea Lange

#18 The Hindenburg Disaster, Sam Shere, 1937


Image source: Sam Shere

#19 Dalí Atomicus, Philippe Halsman, 1948


Image source: Philippe Halsman

#20 Guerillero Heroico, Alberto Korda, 1960


Image source: Alberto Korda

#21 Oscars Selfie, Bradley Cooper, 2014


Image source: Bradley Cooper

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