Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015
During war in Syria Alan drowned in sea, on the shore near the coastal town of Bodrum a few hours later, Nilufer Demir of the Dogan News Agency, came upon Alan, his face turned to one side and bottom elevated as if he were just asleep.
Earthrise, William Anders, NASA, 1968
Every single person, living and dead, was captured in this photograph, apart from one – Michael Collins.
Starving Child And Vulture, Kevin Carter, 1993
Perhaps the most heartbreaking image ever taken, Kevin Carter’s picture of a starving girl in Sudan, taken in 1993, sparked much controversy.
Kosovo Refugees (Carol Guzy), 2000
A two-year-old boy, who is passed through a fence made with barbed wire to his family.
Lunch Atop A Skyscraper, 1932
Lunch atop a Skyscraper is a famous photograph taken atop the steelwork of 30 Rockefeller Plaza, during the construction of the Rockefeller Center, in Manhattan, New York City, United States.
Tank Man, Jeff Widener, 1989
As tanks rolled into Tiananmen Square in Beijing to suppress protests, one man bravely stood in front of the column, stopping the entire might of the Chinese army.
The Burning Monk, Malcolm Browne, 1963
Thích Quảng Đức, was a Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy road intersection on 11 June 1963 due to protesting the persecution of Buddhists in Vietnam.
Falling Man, Richard Drew, 2001
The falling man’ is one of the simplest and most horrifying images from 9/11.
Vietnam Execution, 1968
South Vietnamese Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of the national police, executes suspected Viet Cong officer Nguyen Van Lem (also known as Bay Lop) on a Saigon street on Feb. 1, 1968, early in the Tet Offensive.
Wait for me, Daddy, 1940
“Wait For Me, Daddy” becomes the most famous Canadian picture of the Second World War, and one of the most famous of all war pictures. The boy five-year-old Warren “Whitey” Bernard, running out of his mother’s grasp to his father during Second World War.