Albert Khan, although not a photographer himself, was a pioneer of colour and documentary photography. He commissioned the ‘Archives of the Planet’, sending photographers to every continent to capture images of the planet. They amassed 72,000 colour photographs between 1909-1931 to form the archives.

Few people in contemporary photography have done more to document the ever-changing planet, and it’s inhabitants, than Steve McCurry. Learn how to make beautiful photos when you travel with Steve’s online photography course.