Sam Nzima’s Soweto Uprising picture one of TIME’s 100 photos of all time

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TIME has put together their compilation of the 100 most influential photographs of all time and Sam Nzima’s infamous Soweto Uprising picture of Hector Pieterson is included in this list.

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Sam Nzima with his famous photo

According to TIME, suddenly the world could no longer ignore apartheid. The seeds of international opposition that would eventually topple the racist system had been planted by a photograph.

Check out the TIME website for more info on Nzima’s photo and a great video where Nzima describes the photo himself.

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