The most influential photographs of all time

Publish Date
Friday, 18 November 2016, 1:09PM

A single drop of milk. A newborn baby. The ravages of war and terrorism. The defiance of those who protest and the fear of those entrapped.

All are included in a multimedia project featuring Time magazine's most influential images of all time, released through a new book, videos and a website.

Many of the photos or frames from films are familiar, ingrained in the collective conscious, including the Pulitzer Prize-winning Falling Man, taken on 9/11 by Richard Drew of The Associated Press.

Others, and their stories, are little known, such as the tiny snap by California software engineer Philippe Kahn of his new baby, the first mobile phone picture, after he rigged a flip phone with a digital camera in 1997.

The magazine's editors consulted historians and photo editors and curators around the world, while Time staff interviewed the photographers, picture subjects, friends and family to write essays on each image.

The website dedicated to the 100 images will have you hooked for hours as you can read the story behind each photograph.

CLICK HERE to go to the website.

- NZ Herald

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