The Sioux by John Vachon, 1955

John Vachon, a taciturn, brooding, hard-drinking photographer, traveled around America and around the world for nearly forty years taking photos first for Farm Security Administration (FSA) and later for LOOK magazine.

A Menorah in Germany, 1931

In 1931, Rosi Posner, wife of the last rabbi of Kiel took this photo of the family menorah from the window ledge of the family home looking out on to the building across the road decorated with Nazi flags.

Mikhail Gorbachev Resigns, 1991

Soviet President Mikhail Gorbachev resigned, ending the USSR. The AP Moscow photo chief, Liu Heung Shing, was the only foreign photographer who captured the moment.

Life on the Scrap Heap by Peter Marlow, 1985

Peter Marlow was sent by the Sunday Times Magazine to cover Liverpool in the wake of the riots there, when he came across people scavenging through a municipal rubbish tip looking for items to sell so that they could feed their families.

Prague University Shootings, 2023

When I saw the above photo of students hiding from the gunman behind the Czech Republic’s worst-ever mass shooting, I thought it would be on frontpages the next page. Sure enough, it was.

Water War in Viet Nam by Dickey Chapelle, 196

Dickey Chapelle’s coverage on ‘Water War in Vietnam’, on the South Vietnamese Army gunboats being often shot from the Mekong river banks by Vietcong machine guns and snipers, appeared in the National Geographic after her death.