February 9, 2007

21 Most Unforgettable Photos from History

1.Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA)

1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States . Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days.


2.Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan)

January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.



3.Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA)

1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam , burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.



4.Death (Hictor Rondsn Lovera, Venezuela)

1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments.




5.Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1965. A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.


6.Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1966. U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Vietkong soldier.




7.Vietnam War (Eddie Adams, USA)

February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young man, whom he suspects to be a Viet Kong soldier.




8.Vietnam War (Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam)

1972. After South Vietnam planes accidentally drop a bomb on a town.




9.Assasination of Salvador Allende, Chili (Unknown photographer)

1973. A few seconds before Chile 's elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup.




10.Accident (Stanley Forman, USA)

1975. A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.





11.Hunger in Uganda (Michael Wells, U.K.)

1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionary.



12.Seizure of the Spain Parliament (Manuel Pirez Barriopedro, Spain)

February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain . The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.




13.Dead bodies of the Palestianian refugees in Lebanon (Robin Moyer, USA)

1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut , Lebanon .



14.South Korea (Anthony Suau, USA)

1987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections




15.Protest in China (Charlie Cole, USA)

1989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.




16.Hunger in Somalia (James Nachtwey, USA)

1992. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.




17.Torture in Rwanda (James Nachtwey, USA)

1994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers since he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.




18.Civil War in Angola (Francesco Zizola, Italy)

1996. Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola .





19.Dead Afghan kid(Erik Refner, Denmark)

2001. An Afghani refugee kid's body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan .



20.Digging graves in Iran after the earthquake (Eric Grigorian, USA)

2002. Soldiers and villagers in IRan are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father's pants before he is buried.






21.Iraqi prisoner with his child (Jean-Marc Bouju, France)

2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.



Courtesy: a forwarded email.

12 comments:

Nikhil said...

Just HORRIBLE !

Morpheous said...

Its really sad to see that.Horrible is the term I wont use.They look bad didnt mean its horrible.It wil make anybody sad.

Good post!!

Ankit said...

quite Moving !!! anyway nice collection

$@mmy B said...

a really decisive prod at the fallacies of man

abhishek said...

Man, its a disgrace in the face of humaity, very sad!

Anonymous said...

I rarely cry but I nearly did, watching this...

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syed said...

Ever seen fotos...sad, but good collections!!

Anonymous said...

They really are unforgettable, to say the least.

Anonymous said...

CORRECTION: A second AFTER the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.

Props on this assembly of pictures

jess said...

i'm doing an art project at school to do with world issues and i found this collectin of photos very moving. so shocking some of them

Anonymous said...

this is the stuff we are studying in my mass media class in college. Its all very controversial and shows the monstrocities of the world... very real. very sad.