It was 30 years ago that Reuters launched its Pictures service that plays a key role in distributing powerful photojournalism to publications around the world. To celebrate this anniversary, the agency has selected a collection of photographs that represent “key images” from its massive archives — photographs that have changed the way we see the world.
Here are 30 powerful Reuters photos from the past 30 years, along with their captions, capture dates, and photographers’ names (Warning: There is some graphic content in the images):
The agency has selected a total of 56 photos to celebrate their 30th anniversary. You can view the entire slideshow here. There are also lengthier features on the Reuters Wider Image site here, here, and here.
Image credits: All photographers courtesy of Reuters and used with permission