Without a doubt, photography has played a huge part in the influential magazine’s 125-year history!
The upcoming October issue of the long-running magazine, dubbed “The Photo Issue,” will definitely be something that both history and photography enthusiasts would be happy to get their hands on. It will be featuring some of the magazine’s “most remarkable photos,” including the iconic photograph of an Afghan girl taken by Steve McCurry in 1984, an arm of a chimpanzee reaching out to Dr. Jane Goodall taken by Michael Nichols in 1990, and that of a lion braving a dust storm in South Africa taken by Chris Johns in 1996.
The cover of the magazine features once more McCurry’s influential photo, the second time since it graced the cover of the same magazine in June 1985. As we all know now, it has become one of the most famous photographs ever, and it is also the “most iconic photograph ever to grace these pages,” as National Geographic writer John Draper in his article “The Power of Photography.”
All information in this article were sourced from My Modern Met.
Additional Reading: The Power of Photography by John Draper on National Geographic