Explore the TIME 100 Most Influential Images of All Time

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TIME has revealed their collection of the Top 100 most influential images of all time, all gathered together in one website where you can explore the photographs and the stories behind them.

Combining iconic images with the hidden history of how they were captured, this project is both inspirational and informative. From the first photograph ever taken to the first photo taken on a mobile phone.

To celebrate the launch of this brilliant photo project, here are five of our favourite images from the Top 100.

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

Unknown, 1932

Lunch Atop a Skyscraper

A perilous lunch break 840 feet above Manhattan, and one of the defining images of New York.

Oscars Selfie

Bradley Cooper, 2014


This celebrity-packed selfie has been retweeted over 3 million times, more than any other photo in history.

View from the Window at Le Gras

Joseph Nicéphore Niépce1826

View from the Window at Le Gras

The first known photograph from the inventor of photography – and the reason we’re here!


William Anders, 1968


One of the most iconic images of our home, taken by astronaut Bill Anders on Christmas Eve.

Moonlight: The Pond

Edward Steichen, 1904

The Pond Moonlight

Is it a painting or a photograph? In fact, it’s both. Pictorialism is the blurring of these two mediums – a kind of photo editing for the pre-Photoshop era.

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