Photos that changed the world: the 20th century

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Prestel, 2006 - History - 190 pages
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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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Review: Photos That Changed The World: The 20th Century

User Review  - Tom Robbins - Goodreads

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

Review: Photos That Changed The World: The 20th Century

User Review  - Martha Mahlburg - Goodreads

I am not sure that they were all "world changing" photos. Some made you stop and think. Some were merely interesting. A great deal of them are familiar photos. Some of the oldest ones were the most interesting to me. Read full review

Contents

San Francisco Earthquake
14
Armenian Genocide
29
The Crash
42
Copyright

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About the author (2006)

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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