The Year That Changed Our World A Photographic History of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Agence France Presse, Marielle Eudes

A definitive photographic history of the world under Covid-19., this book reveals in pictures the story of humankind's resilience, resourcefulness, and sense of purpose in the face of a global Pandemics documented by the photographers of Agence France Presse.

The Year That Changed Our World is a definitive, visual history of the Covid-19 Pandemic. With more than 450 photographs, this ambitious publication traces the arc of the Pandemic from early 2020 through to the vaccine breakthroughs of Spring 2021.

Here, the talented photographers of Agence France Presse document the deep, human stories of the Pandemic. Active in more than 150 countries, these capture all sides of the Covid-19 story as experienced by people throughout the globe. Organized into six chronological parts, and braided together with thematic breakout sections, including topics such as protests, sports, and politics, The Year That Changed Our World is a comprehensive time capsule. These images show the extraordinary efforts to understand, control, and cope with a previously unknown virus alongside the human stories of our lives at home: playing, caring, watching, and sharing, both together and at a distance.

Edited by Marielle Eudes, Director of Photography at Agence France Presse, and featuring, texts, quotes and insights from a range of contributors and public figures, The Year That Changed Our World is a photographic testament to humankind's resilience in the face of the pandemic.  The book’s arresting imagery provides a visual record for us and for future generations to better understand the world during the time of Covid-19.


A visual record of the historic, traumatic event… More than 400 images…capture intimate and epic moments of fear, death, sorrow, isolation, heroism, perseverance and hope.

— The Atlanta Journal-Constitution


Agence France Presse


Marielle Eudes

Edited By

Marielle Eudes is the Photo Director of Agence France Presse (AFP), the world’s oldest news agency. Founded in 1835 and headquartered in Paris, AFP operates in over 150 countries across the globe.