How the Aylan Kurdi Pictures Fit Into the History of World-Changing Images (Newsweek)

This article contains graphic images. The photograph, even though it was taken in the age of the Reaper drone, Instagram and ubiquitous smartphones that create and disseminate images in nanoseconds, arrived with the primitive force of an arrow to the chest. Turkish photojournalist Nilufer Demir’s picture of 3-year-old Syrian refugee Aylan Kurdi lying facedown in the…