Time magazine knows that a picture is worth a thousand words, which is why some of its most moving pieces of journalism have been conveyed not through text, but with a powerful photograph.
To commemorate 175 years of outstanding photography, Time is launching 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time ($24.95; shop.time.com), a multi-platform project that celebrates the outstanding photojournalism that the magazine has created and printed through the years.
From Jackie and John F. Kennedy’s iconic sailboat ride to the Beatles’ carefree pillow fight and even the Oscars selfie that became the world’s most retweeted photo, these photographs have shaped history, whether they intended to or not.
The full collection will launch on time.com/100photos, and is also available for purchase in individual prints or a collector’s edition coffee table book, 100 Photographs: The Most Influential Images of All Time, by the editors of Time.
Keep scrolling for five of the iconic celebrity moments that made the cut.
1. Betty Grable, 1943
Photograph by Frank Powolny
2. Camelot, 1953
Courtesy of The Hy Peskin Collection
3. Nuit de Noël (Happy Club), 1963
Photograph by Malick Sidibé
4. The Pillow Fight, 1964
Photograph by Harry Benson
5. Oscars Selfie, 2014
Courtesy of Ellen DeGeneres on Twitter