TIME magazine published a project named The Most Influential Images of All Time. It consists of 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and a team of international experts.
The task was not an easy one, since there are now more pictures taken every day, than there are canvases in the world’s museums. Historians, photo editors, reporters and editors were all involved in the curation process.
Why is one picture influential and another one is not? According to TIME, there is no magic formula. Some photographs made the list because they were the first of their kind, while others shaped the way we think or changed the way we live.
The compendium includes pictures that capture the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, Muhammad Ali vs. Sonny Liston, the invasion of Prague, the first man on the moon, Michael Jordan’s iconic jump, the famine in Somalia and many more.
You can explore all of the images and the story behind each one of them at the following link: http://100photos.time.com/?xid=homepage