Our world is changing faster – and in more ways – than we could have ever imagined. With social and economic disruption on a scale rarely seen since the end of World War II 75 years ago, the Covid-19 pandemic is also forcing us to completely rethink the notion of ‘business as usual’
With the proliferation of instant news, history in the making is being documented by a new-wave of fearless frontline photojournalists. Looking at the pictorial documentation of extraordinary events, we often get the impression that we are feeling the pulse of history more intensively than at other times. These photographs maintain the power to stir the consciousness (and conscience) today. They set social and political changes in motion, transforming the way we live and think—in a shared medium that is a singular intersectionality of art and journalism.