3 Iconic Photographs That Changed How We See Our World

About this episode

It’s been said that a picture is worth a thousand words. 

But when considering their historical or cultural significance, certain photographs are literally priceless.

In this episode– the topic of which was suggested by listener and friend, Jefferson– we share fascinating behind-the-scenes stories related to 3 of the most celebrated and iconic photographs of the 20th century: 

  • The heart-breaking 1947 “Life” Picture of the Week entitled “The Most Beautiful Suicide”
  • The jubilant “V-J Day Kiss” featuring the ‘Kissing Sailor’
  • The disturbing, Pulitzer-Prize winning “Napalm Girl” photograph, with a backstory that ends up being surprisingly uplifting

Berenice Abbott once said, “Photography helps people to see.” You won’t want to miss this engaging episode where we explore 3 iconic photographs that have helped us all see the world in a slightly different way. 

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