Photos that Changed the World: The 20th Century

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Peter Stepan, Claus Biegert
Prestel, 2006 - Photography - 190 pages
4 Reviews
This book includes: images of joy, and of sorrow, of new beginnings, and of heartbreaking losses - photographs that grip us, move us, and do anything but leave us cold; masterpieces of photojournalism - images that garnered Pulitzer Prizes and World Press Awards, and have become milestones in the collective memory of nations and the world; images by the great names in photojournalism featured next to stellar one-time performances and anonymous shots, all of which have evolved into icons; photography without borders: images from Europe and North and South America, as well as from Africa and Asia; and each photograph is discussed in a clear, concise accompanying text that explains the image's historic background and overall significance.

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Obviously not much to read in this one but a collection of amazing photos that are icons of that last century or so. This book was a major influence in my life in linking art with life and politics. Read full review


San Francisco Earthquake
Armenian Genocide
The Crash

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PETER STEPAN is an art historian and curator whose many books include Icons of Photography: The 20th Century and Photos That Changed the World (both by Prestel).

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