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  • Writer's pictureKonrad Gwozdz

Do photographs change anything?

Updated: Jan 7, 2021

Can photographs change the world? Of course! For example View From The Window at Le Gras Joseph Nicéphore Niépce did something that no one had ever done before. And on this occasion, he changed the face of the world.

It is commonly believed that an image captured in a photograph may influence our worldview and change the course of events. History knows many photographs that have become icons and their symbolism and universal message are still very relevant. Tank Man (1989) by Jeff Widener, D-Day (1944) by Robert Capa, The Terror of War (1972) by Nick Ut or The Man on The Moon (1969) by Neil Armstrong - I think we all know these images. And these are just some of the photographs that have become a permanent part of our culture of social awareness.

The only question is whether they have really changed the future or have they only become a testimony, a document for future generations?

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