I can't see photos, my phone is broken

In April 2015, I decided that I would move back to India from Paris by surface and see how far I get in 6 weeks. I dropped my phone somewhere at the beginning of the trip and the screen smashed. So people would send me photos to show me their life, and I would send photos to show them mine. Sometimes I could never really tell what I was looking at & I found myself saying often ‘I can’t see photos, my phone is broken, can you please type what it is?'