The famous photographs that changed the world
From the political to the environmental, photography immortalises the transient and harnesses an unparalleled power to haunt eternal, inform change and trigger debate the world over.
In celebration of the new Photography Centre at the V&A, opening this October, we unpick the stories of 10 of the most famous photographs that have changed the world.
The Syrian refugee crisis, which dominated the news in 2015-16, has received significantly less coverage since the Calais Jungle was dismantled in the Autumn of 2016.
But, thankfully, some images continue to speak volumes. This harrowing portrait of Syrian toddler Alan Kurdi, washed up dead on a beach, triggered a monumental surge in compassion towards refugees in Britain. Three years on, though, how much has really changed?