13 Photographs That Changed the World. – Maybe.

13 Photographs That Changed the World. – Maybe.
"Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief" by Eddie Adams.

“Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief” by Eddie Adams.


Check out the 13 images that a writer at neat-o-rama concludes are the 13 images that changed the world. I am not sure I agree with the list, but it is a fascinating group of images to look over. As stirring as the “Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief” was, did it play anymore a role in ending the war than the moving image of Phan Thị Kim Phúc, the Vietnamese girl who is seen running down the road after a napalm attack by US troops? Hard to say. It is all subjective. Both images have amazing stories behind them. Take a look at the list.

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  1. David

    Interesting. I’d like to see another list that makes less exagerated claims for its images. Like “iconic images of the 20th Century” – you’d have to include McCurry’s Afghan Girl in that one. But here’s a question – as we become more and more media-saturated, do photographs really change the world the way we hope/wish they would?

  2. Matt Brandon

    I was thinking about this as I was writing this blog entry. I can’t think of any iconic images over the last 20 years. Maybe I am wrong. If readers can think of any I’d love to see some. It might very well be that McCurry’s Afghan Girl image might be the last true iconic images od the 20th century.

  3. Chase

    The people who made this list obviously have not seen my Sumatra photos.


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