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
A perilous lunch break 840 feet above Manhattan, and one of the defining images of New York.
Bradley Cooper, 2014
— Ellen DeGeneres (@TheEllenShow) 3 March 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 Niépce, 1826
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
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.