La fotografía es un arte que vive de momentos. Instantes emocionales únicos, que ni con todo el dinero del mundo a nuestra disposición podrían ser recreados a la perfección. Una imagen puede representar una década entera de acontecimientos o hasta introducirnos a una cultura desconocida.

Desde que se inventaron las técnicas que hacen posible esta labor, los humanos han documentado muchos de los eventos trascendentes propios de nuestra especie: guerras, protestas, hambrunas, premiaciones, eventos deportivos, gente influyente, etc.

Los genios de la revista Time se han encargado de recopilar las cien imágenes más influyentes de la historia. Esto no fue una tarea fácil, con millones de fotografías para elegir, reunieron un equipo de expertos en el tema: historiadores, fotógrafos profesionales y editores. Estos determinaron el valor histórico y social de la totalidad de este arte, resultando en la fascinante compilación que verán a continuación.

1. "El Terror de la Guerra", Nick Ut, 1972

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2. "El monje ardiendo", Malcolm Browne, 1963

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3. "Niño hambriento y buitre", Kevin Carter, 1993

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4. "Almuerzo en la cúspide de un rascacielos", 1932

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5. Alan Kurdi, Nilüfer Demir, 2015

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6. "Hombre cayendo", Richard Drew, 2001

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7. Nube atómica sobre Nagasaki, Teniente Charles Levy, 1945

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8. "Hombre Tanque", Jeff Widener, 1989

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9. Un hombre en la luna, Neil Armstrong, Nasa, 1969

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10. "Madre Emigrante", Dorothea Lange, 1936

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11. William Anders, Nasa, 1968

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12. Colapso de escalera de incendios, Stanley Forman, 1975

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13. "Sábado Sangriento", H.S. Wong, 1937

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14. "Pilares de la creación", Nasa, 1995

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15. Fin de la guerra en Times Square, Alfred Eisenstaedt, 1945

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16. Niño judío se rinde en Varsovia, 1943

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17. Niño albino, Biafra, Don Mccullin, 1969

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18. Desastre de Hindenburg, Sam Shere, 1937

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19. "Guerrillero Heroico", Alberto Korda, 1960

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20. Vista desde la ventana de Le Gras, Joseph Nicéphore Niépce, 1826

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21. "Dalí Atomicus", Philippe Halsman, 1948

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22. "Salto hacia la libertad", Peter Leibing, 1961

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23. Heinrich Hoffmann, 1934

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24. Feto, 18 semanas, Lennart Nilsson, 1965

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25. Levantando la bandera en Iwo Jima, Joe Rosenthal, 1945

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26. "Detrás de puertas cerradas", Donna Ferrato, 1982

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27 La mano de la señora Wilhelm Röntgen, Wilhelm Conrad Röntgen, 1895

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28. Niña trabajando en una fábrica de algodón, Lewis Hine, 1908

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29. "Ondeando una bandera sobre el Reichstag", Yevgeny Khaldei, 1945

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30. Emmett Till, David Jackson, 1955

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31. Muhammad Ali Vs. Sonny Liston, Neil Leifer, 1965

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32. Primera fotografía tomada con un celular, Philippe Kahn, 1997

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33. "La Pelea de Almohadas", Harry Benson, 1964

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34. Disturbios de Soweto, Sam Nzima, 1976

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35. "La cara del SIDA", Therese Frare, 1990

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36. Hambruna en Somalia, James Nachtwey, 1992

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37. "Ceguera", Paul Strand, 1916

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38. Nuit De Noel, Malick Sidibe, 1963

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39. Gorila en el Congo, Brent Stirton, 2007

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40. Abraham Lincoln, Mathew Brady, 1860

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41. El monstruo del Lago Ness, 1934

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42. Ejecución en Saigón, Eddie Adams, 1968

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43. Caballo en cámara lenta, Eadweard Muybridge, 1878

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44. Betty Grable, Frank Powolny, 1943

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45. Desembarco de Normandía, Robert Capa, 1944

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46. Dovima con elefantes, París, Agosto, Richard Avedon, 1955

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47. Primera fotografía en cámara lenta, Harold Edgerton, 1957

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48. La esencia de la "buena vida" en una foto, Los Angeles, Julius Shulman, 1960

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49. Niña iraquí en punto de control militar, Chris Hondros, 2005

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50. Boulevard Du Temple, Louis Daguerre, 1839

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51. Calle Mulberry, Jacob Riis, 1888

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52. "Moonlight: The Pond", Edward Steichen, 1904

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53. Saludo de las Panteras Negras, John Dominis, 1968

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54. "Windblown Jackie", Ron Galella, 1971

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55. "The Situation Room", Pete Souza, 2011

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56. "Gandhi y la rueda giratoria", Margaret Bourke-White, 1946

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57. Invasión de Praga, Josef Koudelka, 1968

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58. "Hipopótamos Surfeando", Michael Nichols, 2000

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59. "The Vanishing Race", Edward S. Curtis, 1904

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60. Saint-Lazare, Henri Cartier-Bresson, 1932

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61. Camelot, Hy Peskin, 1953

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62. "99 Centavos", Andreas Gursky, 1999

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63. "The Steerage", Alfred Stieglitz, 1907

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64. Winston Churchill, Yousuf Karsh, 1941

Winston Churchill, 1941 by Yousuf Karsh

65. Doctor de pueblo, W. Eugene Smith, 1948

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66. Tren hacia Nueva Orleans, Robert Frank, 1955

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67. "El Hombre Encapuchado", Sargento Ivan Frederick

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68. "The Valley Of The Shadow Of Death", Roger Fenton, 1855

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69. Pareja con abrigos de mapache, James Vanderzee, 1932

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70. "El Soldado Caído", Robert Capa, 1936

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71. "Gótico Americano", Gordon Parks, 1942

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72. "La Muerte de Antietam", Alexander Gardner, 1862

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73. Fuerte Peck Dam, Margaret Bourke-White, 1936

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74. Birmingham, Alabama, Charles Moore, 1963

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75. "City Girl", Cindy Sherman, 1978

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76. "Grief", Dmitri Baltermants, 1942

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77. "The Babe Bows Out, Nat Fein", 1948

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78. Masacre de Munich, Kurt Strumpf, 1972

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79. Brian Ridley y Lyle Heeter, Robert Mapplethorpe, 1979

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80. Michael Jordan, Co Rentmeester, 1984

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81. "El bote sin sonrisas", Eddie Adams, 1977

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82. "Hombre Molotov", Susan Meiselas, 1979

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83. "Androgyny" (6 hombres + 6 mujeres), Nancy Burson, 1982

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84. "Vaquero", Richard Prince, 1989

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85. Demi Moore, Annie Leibovitz, 1991

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86. Cathedral Rock, Yosemite, Carleton Watkins, 1861

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87. "Bricklayer", August Sander, 1928

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88. Asesinato de John F. Kennedy, Abraham Zapruder, 1963

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89. Mao Tse-tung nadando en el río Yangtze, 1966

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90. Última foto de Salvador Allende, Luis Orlando Lagos, 1973

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91. Escuadrón de fusilamiento en Irán, Jahangir Razmi, 1979

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92. Bosnia, Ron Haviv, 1992

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93. "Coffin Ban", Tami Silicio, 2004

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94. "The Hague", Erich Salomon, 1930

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95. "El Crítico", Weegee, 1943

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96. Tiroteo en Kent State, John Paul Filo, 1970

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97. "Immersions", Andres Serrano, 1987

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98. La muerte de Neda, 2009

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99. Corea del Norte, David Guttenfelder, 2013

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100. La selfie de los Oscars 2014, Bradley Cooper

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