Icons: The Greatest Images of Photojournalism

The Greatest Images of Photojournalism

Think of time as a small stream scattered with flowers and flowing relentlessly past. Pick up a petal. Examine it, savor it, press it away between the pages of private memory. That's photography. Its birth was announced in 1839, when the French Academy made public Louis Jacques Mande Daguerre's new process for fixing images on a metal plate and, a few months later, Englishman William Henry Fox Talbot broke the news of his own separate process. Since then, photography has been the best way of making time stand still.

Now think of time as a raging torrent, swollen with the trophies...

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