“We can’t just continue living as if there was no tomorrow, because there is a tomorrow”

Greta Thunberg began a global movement by skipping school: starting in August 2018, she spent her days camped out in front of the Swedish Parliament, holding a sign painted in black letters on a white background that read Skolstrejk för klimatet: “School Strike for Climate.” In the 16 months since, she has addressed heads of state at the U.N., met with the Pope, sparred with the President of the United States and inspired 4 million people to join the global climate strike on September 20, 2019, in what was the largest climate demonstration in human history. Her image has been celebrated in murals and Halloween costumes, and her name has been attached to everything from bike shares to beetles. Margaret Atwood compared her to Joan of Arc. After noticing a hundredfold increase in its usage, lexicographers at Collins Dictionary named Thunberg’s pioneering idea, climate strike, the word of the year.

“She symbolizes the agony, the frustration, the desperation, the anger—at some level, the hope—of many young people who won’t even be of age to vote by the time their futures are doomed,” says Varshini Prakash, 26, who co-founded the Sunrise Movement, a U.S. youth advocacy group pushing for a Green New Deal.

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Time 2019 | Person of the Year | Greta Thunberg
Photographs by Evgenia Arbugaeva

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He Saiyu: Doubts at Doubts-Free Age

This group of photographs expresses what the author thinks and feels lately. As the old saying goes, one shall be free from perplexities at the age of forty. However, over forty as he is, the author is yet to feel relieved and at ease with the current situation of himself and the society. For instance, life has passed more than half, and time is pressing and inreversible. In the multifarious metropolis, there is no temporary shelter of peace and tranquility. The hectic and bustling life is driving everything into fickleness, and we are losing our breath but cannot hide from the burdens from career, life, elderly and kids….

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He Saiyu: Doubts at Doubts-Free Age
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A portrait like no other

A portrait like no other

100photos11aDalí Atomicus
Philippe Halsman, 1948

100photos11aaTwelve of the 26 negatives Philippe Halsman took to create Dalí Atomicus
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The Most Influential Images of All Time
Explore the stories behind 100 images that changed the world, selected by TIME and an international team of curators.

100photos11bThe perfect paparazzi moment
Windblown Jackie, Ron Galella, 1971
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100photos11cOur world in living color
Earthrise, William Anders, NASA, 1968
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100photos11dDemi Moore
Annie Leibovitz, 1991
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100photos11eThe world’s most valuable selfie
Oscars Selfie, Bradley Cooper, 2014
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A portrait like no other
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