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A+E snaps iconic photos for History UK

Neil Armstrong captured this image of Buzz Aldrin on the moon

A+E Networks UK has commissioned a series that will examine historical events through famous photographs and the people who took them.

Photos that Changed the World is being produced for History in the UK by local factual indie Touchdown Films.

The 6×60’ series will cover two landmark images and stories in each episode, focusing on photos such as Neil Armstrong’s picture of Buzz Aldrin on the surface of the moon and Nick Ut’s Pullitzer Prize-winning photo of Phan Thi Kim Phuc – better known as ‘Napalm girl’ – during the Vietnam War.

A one-hour special episode of the new show will air on July 22 to commemorate the 50th anniversary of the Moon Landings and the 30th anniversary of the Tiananmen Square protests, as a prelude to the full series launching later in the year.

Photos that Changed the World was ordered by Dan Korn, VP of programming at A+E Networks UK, and is produced by John Osborne of Touchdown Films.

The series is being distributed by Banijay Rights, which has a development deal with Touchdown.

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