Hu Jintao is Removed

Kremlinology, they used to call it. Analysis of an opaque obscurantist state, using indirect clues: […]

Coronation of Haile Selassie, 1930

Many photos featured throughout this blog were iconic, some have made or unmade careers, others have changed the course of public opinion and wars. But few have actually started a religion, except these.

Napalm Girl, 1972 | Contact Sheets

In 1972, this picture of a nine-year-old girl, Kim Phuc, fleeing her village after a napalm attack brought the Vietnam War home to many. AP’s decision to publish the photo was controversial. Until then, there had never been images of naked children released by AP.