Iconic Photographs Defining the Century

Hey all!

Karyn shared this great resource: These 75 Iconic Photos Will Define The 21st Century So Far. Everyone Needs To See This.

There are photographs here that would:

  • be great idea-inspirers or quick-writes or narrative writing practice.
  • make incredible Socratic Seminars.
  • work great paired with text to get students practicing with paired texts.
  • be practice with analyzing visual text.
  • be incredible conversation-starters.
  • serve as informational text on current-ish events (events of the last 14 years).
  • (the possibilities seem endless)

Students could even gather photographs that define their last 14 years in preparation for autobiographical narrative (if that’s their narrative assignment for mp 1) or a photograph that has happened since these to add or a photograph or two or three they would argue deserve to be in the list.

Here’s a preview:

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight [2003]

U.S. Navy Hospital Corpsman HM1 Richard Barnett, assigned to the 1st Marine Division, holds a child after she was separated from her family during a firefight [2003]

An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen in Manaus who have been sent to evict natives. [2008]

An indigenous woman holds her child while trying to resist the advance of Amazonas state policemen in Manaus who have been sent to evict natives. [2008]

Three young women from the New York Fashion Week pose next to a homeless man. [2012]

Three young women from the New York Fashion Week pose next to a homeless man. [2012]

Thanks to Karyn for sharing this!

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  1. Pingback: #TBT Flashback to Iconic Photographs of the 21st Century | BHP English Headquarters

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