Presented here are a number of iconic photos, images that we instantly recognize that have defined a date, an era or event. Many times, these images illustrate the negative side of human history, such as war, death or destruction. Sometimes, they celebrate positive aspects of life.
I’ve been wondering what the iconic image of our time will be. Will it show a police officer with his knee on a dying George Floyd? Will we see a medical professional decked out in full Personal Protective Equipment, ready to take on COVID-19? Or will a once-bustling city street, now deserted be the image we remember?
One image I hope it won’t be is that of a young child, dead or dying, after being forced to return to a school that opened way too early, before the pandemic was brought under control.