Photos That Changed the World by Peter Stepan

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This is a selection of 90 of the most impactful photographs, that provide a map of the past 100 years, from the epic to the intimate, the heroic to the barbaric, that literally changed our world. Photographs of the Wright Brothers conquering the air; Martin Luther King making his "I have a Dream" speech in Washington; the massacre in Tiananmen Square, do more than report they have come to symbolise whole epochs and become part of the universal visual memory in a way that few works of painting have managed to do.
 

About Peter Stepan

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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).
 
Published October 1, 2000 by Prestel Publishing. 184 pages
Genres: Education & Reference, Arts & Photography, History. Non-fiction

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From the series that includes Paintings That Changed the World and Buildings That Changed the World comes Photos That Changed the World: The 20th Century.

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