A famous photographer once wrote ‘photography is the only language that can be understood anywhere in the world.’ With the power to promote change, spark discussion and capture a moment in history, an amazing photograph can be far more powerful than words. To inspire you to find a digital photography course and take the images of our time, we’ve looked back at twelve photographs that shocked the world.
Child Crawling by Kevin Carter, 1992
A Buddhist monk burns himself to death by Malcolm Browne, 1963
The falling man by Richard Drew, 2011
Naplam Girl by Nick Ut, 1972
Saigon Exectution by Eddie Adams, 1972
Uganda by Mike Wells, 1980
Tank Man by Stuart Franklin, 1989
Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya, 1994
If these photos have inspired you to pick up a camera and learn more, why not take a look at the digital photography courses listed on the site? With plenty of options available, the world is your oyster.
Jane McGuire received her BA (English) from the University of Loughborough. A yoga enthusiast with a sweet tooth, in her spare time you will probably find Jane in the gym or online shopping.