Some Of The Most Iconic & Powerful Photographs Ever Captured
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SOME OF THE MOST POWERFUL IMAGES THAT HAVE CAPTURED OUR HEART AND SOUL BY. HSR
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The Cottingley Fairies was an elaborate hoax concocted by two British girls, Elsie Wright and Frances Griffith, that involved a series of five photographs showing the girls next to supposed fairies. When the photographs were first developed many were convinced that these photographs were proof of fairies. It wasn’t until 1983 that the girls admitted that the photos were fakes and the fairies were created using cardboards.
taken by Philippe Halsman as homage to both the new atomic age and to Salvador Dali’s surrealist masterpiece “Leda Atomica”. The bizarre photograph is actually a combination of people jumping and water and cats being thrown. The shoot took six hours, 28 jumps and various assistants throwing things in the air.
Arthur Sasse was a lucky man to have captured such a genius in a moment of pure silliness. The picture was snapped during Einstein’s 72nd birthday, where the mastermind, tired of smiling for the cameras, gave this insightful posed instead.
Putting flowers in the muzzles of the soldiers rifles came about by mistake and chance. Peggy Hitchcock (the sister of William Mellon Hitchcook, owner of the Millbrook estate) gave Micheal Bowen and friends money to purchase two hundred pounds of daisies for the protest in Washington D.C. The idea was to sky-bomb the Pentagon with the flowers, but the plan never took flight (pun intended). The FBI answered an ad for a pilot in the East Village Other but never showed up at the airport leaving Bowen stuck with more flowers than he knew what to do with. He drove back to the demonstration and started handing them out to the crowd.
Depicting Soviet troops raising their flag atop the German Reichstag building, this iconic photo was taken by Yevgeny Khaldei during the Battle of Berlin on May 2, 1945. Considered one of the most popular and identifiable images of war, the photo was so popular because the usurpation of the historically significant building symbolized the downfall [of] the Soviet’s enemy. The take down occurred after a lengthy and bloody battle within the buildings walls.
Raising The Flag On Iwo Jima, 1945
Atomic Bomg in Hiroshima, 1945
The Pulitzer Prize winning photographer captures the devastation caused by American napalm bombing during the Vietnam War. The focal point of the image is Phan Thj Kim Phuc, the naked girl who ripped her clothes off after being severly burned on her back.
This LIFE magazine picture is one of the earliest images of the Korean war. In it, American Marines march down a canyon road they dubbed “Nightmare Alley” during a retreat from the Chosin Reservoir.
Taken by Robert Capa, the iconic D-Day photograph depicts the bloody World War Two front at Omaha Beach. The eerie, blurred image may have been produced by an eager assistant who melted the exposures together, but that only adds to the haunting depiction of the chaos of war.
Taken at the height of World War Two and after Adolph Hitler had taken Paris, this picture depicts Hitler surveying his conquest with his various cronies and became of of the most iconic photos of the 1940s and World War 2.
Shot in 1943, this is one of the best-known pictures of World War Two, as it depicts the terror inspired by the Nazis. The image above shows the destruction of the Warsaw Ghetto, which was the forced home to thousands of Polish-Jewish citizens. Through the most poignant part of [the] picture is the frightened little boy in the foreground with his hands up as he is forcibly removed from his hiding place.
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This powerful image of the death of the last Jew in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, was found in the album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. The name of the image comes from the label at the back of the photo, and succinctly conveys what happened in Vinnitsa: all 28,000 of the Jews living there were killed.
Joining the Nazi party purely in hopes of finding a job, German August Landmesser was eventually sentenced to two years at a labor camp for falling in love with a Jewish woman whom he tried to marry. But before he reached prison, this famous photograph captured Landmesser very public protest against the Nazi regime when he didn’t salute Hitler during a public rally in 1936. And so August Landmesser is now remembered in history as the man who didn’t salute Hitler.
Photographer Eddie Adams snapped this horrific image during the Vietnam War. The photo depicts the South Vietnam’s national police chief, Nguyen Ngoc Loan, executing a Viet Cong captain.
Shot for LIFE magazine in 1955, the moody photo of James Dean walking through Times Square accurately portrayed the intensity and mystique of the short-lived, brilliant actor.
The iconic photo depicts the jubilance and relief expressed throughout America when armistice was declared in World War Two. Contrary to popular opinion, the two in the picture were not lovers; the soldier was jubilantly planting kisses on women in Times Square – this lucky nurse was just one of them.
Snapped for LIFE magazine, this December 1952 photograph shows the advancement in cinematic technology with American audiences enjoying the opening night of the first full-length American 3-D feature film Bwana Devil.
The indelible image of Marilyn Monroe smiling as her skirt blows from a blast from the subway vent was shot during the filming of The 7 Year Itch. Though it is now etched as an iconic photograph, at the time it infuriated her then husband, Joe DiMaggio, and the couple divorced shortly after.
This image of segregated water fountains in North Carolina was taken by Elliot Erwitt. With just one lick, the photograph captured the deep-seated racism prevalent in American society in the 50’s and became one of the most iconic photographs of the 1950s
Malcolm W. Browne captured this image of the Vietnamese monk, Thick Quang Duc, who set himself on fire to protest the Diem regime’s ruthless persecution of Buddhists. The image, needless to say, captured the “hearts and minds” of millions world-over.
From on iconic image of Che to another, the Bolivian army took this photograph after capturing and killing Marxist revolutionary leader as proof of his demise. His death, needless to say, dealt a heavy blow to the socialist movement.
“Guerrilleo Heroico” or “Heroic Guerrilla Fighter” is one of the most popular and stylized pictures of all time. Taken by Alberto Korda on March 5, the image is of the Marxist revolutionary Che Guevara at the memorial service for victims of La Coubre explosion.
This devastating image shows civil rights activist James Meredith moments after he was shot on June 6, 1966 while leading a civil rights march. Said march aimed to encourage African Americans to exercise their voting rights and this image shows him pulling himself across the Highway in visible pain. Right after being treated, he completed the march from Memphis to Jackson.
This picture was taken literally a second before the Japanese socialist Party leader Asanuma was stabbed to death on live TV by a right wing extremist. Photographer Yasushi Nagao, whose modest response was that he was in the right place at the right time, was awarded the Pulitzer Prize for the shot and became one of the iconic photos of the 1960s.
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Mere moments after the devastating assassination of President Kennedy, the presidential photographer, Cecil Stoughton, snapped this image of Lyndon B Johnson being sworn in as the new president on board Air France One. The event occurred mere hours after Kennedy was shot, the reason behind the haunting image of the visible distraught Jackie Kennedy.
Years after the assassination of older brother JFK, this sobering image of Senator Robert Kennedy was taken in a pool of his own blood after being shot at Los Angeles’ Ambassador Hotel on June 5. He was found by a hotel busboy. Juan Romero, shown in this LIFE magazine photo comforting the wounded Senator. Kennedy died shortly after the photo was taken.
Neil “That’s one small step for man” Armstrong snapped this image of fellow astronaut Buzz Aldrin during their jaunt on the moon. The image became a symbol of American innovation and dedication and one of the lasting iconic photos of the 1960s.
Snapped on Christmas Eve, the Earthrise photograph is considered one of the most influential environmental photos ever taken and inspired people to think about our place in the universe. There was a raging debate about who took the photo – Frank Borman or Bill Anders of the Apollo 8 mission – with an investigation confirming Anders was responsible for the color version of the iconic image.
The Munich massacre occurred in 1972 during the Summer Olympics when members of the 11 members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group, Black September. This eerie image captures one of the kidnappers standing in their hotel balcony during the siege.
In 1979, Margaret Thatcher became Britain’s first female prime minister following the country’s national election. This photograph captures her during the announcement of victory.
1975 after a fire broke on out Marlborough Street. The tragic tale goes that the two individuals depicted, Diana Bryant and Tiare Jones, jumped from their building just seconds before a fireman tried to grab them to save their life. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene, while the little girl survived.
The Kent State protest rocked Ohio after President Nixon announced he was sending troops into Cambodia. What was meant to be a peaceful protest gained the attention of the Ohio National Guard, which fired at the crowd and killed four. This image of a young woman crying over the dead body of a student was taken by John filo and won a Pulitzer Prize and became one of the most iconic images of the 1970s.
In 1974, Patty Hearst, an American newspaper heiress and socialite, was kidnapped by the Symbionese Liberation Army (SLA). Patty eventually began to related to her captors and started to take part in their criminal endeavors under the name Tania. This photograph shows her holding an M1 Carbine while robbing a Hibernia bank in San Francisco for which she was arrested in 1975. She was convicted in 1976, but President Carter commuted her term and she was eventually released in 1979. She was later granted a full pardon when President Clinton left office on the grounds that she had been brainwashed to perform these tasks.
Using a 10,000 watt light bulb, photographer Emory Kristoff captured the bow of the 100-year old shipwrecked Titanic resting at a staggering two and a half miles below the Atlantic Ocean’s surface.
Jobi Cobb could never have predicted what would happen when she snapped a photo of a poorly-lit dugout during the Dodgers game she was covering. The photo relays the viewer a quick moment where catcher Steve Yeager decided to kiss coach Monty Basgall on the head in what would become one of the more humorous moments in sports photography history.
Great White Sharks are one of the world’s most popular subjects for shark photography thanks to their massive size and menacing appearance. This particular photo by David Doubilet grants the viewer an uncomfortably close look into a devastating Great White bite.
Shot in Canada, this photo depicts one of nature’s most enduring bear species in repose. While most of the polar bears capture them during predacious hunting trips or defensive care of the young, this photo shows us the other, more tranquil side of Arctic life.
James Stanfield took this photo in 1987 while covering failing and outdated free healthcare system that was reaching a state of national crisis in the 1980s. The picture depicts heart surgeon Dr. Zbigniew Religa as he painfully tracks the vitals of a patient who is hooked up to outdated medical technology that requires constant monitoring.
This photograph captures a tender moment between renown primatologist Jane Goodall and one of the chimpanzees she was studying during her work in the Congo. While this photo is one of many that National Geographic took of the animal enthusiast, this one is well-known for embodying the spirit of her project.
Despite being an event that China would like the world to forget, this image of the anonymous ‘Tank Man’ who stood in front of advancing tanks the day after the Tienanmen Square Massacre spoke volumes around the world about the struggle for democracy in China.
In this photo by David Boyer, the Nile is creeping up on the ancient Ramses Temple in Egypt. The statues – all depicting the Pharaoh – are an incredible testament to early architecture: at an astonishing six stories high, the temples still stand today despite enduring harsh desert conditions for millenniums.
How Life Begins was an image take by Lennart Nilsson of developing fetus. It was taken with an endoscope and published in Life Magazine in 1965, and was the first of its kind to show us where life comes from.
Ethiopia, Gambella Elementary School, Gambella
On November 18, 1978, People’s Temple cult leader Jim Jones told his followers to commit “revolutionary suicide” by drinking cyanide fruit punch. 909 members, over 200 of which were children, were found dead at the Jonestown compound in Guyana. Jim Jones was found with a bullet wound to the head.
After the Watergate scandal ruined his Presidency, this iconic image – Richard Nixon waving goodbye as he boards a helicopter at the White House on the day [of] his resignation – was taken.
Published in 1985, Steve McCurry’s photo of a 12-year-old Afghani girl has remained popular for years thanks to her striking eyes and forlorn appearance. McCurry originally took the photo while covering refugee camps during the Soviet occupation of Afghanistan and then later reconnected with her in 2002. Incredibly, she had remembered being photographed but had never seen the image in question.
The most haunting image on the most iconic images of photography, Kevin Carter captured the devastating famine in Sudan with a photograph of a toddler crawling to a UN feeding centre while a vulture stalks her as prey. Carter wone a Pulitzer Prize for his work but received harsh criticism for both the photograph and for not helping the child. A year later, gripped by the devastation and depression had had seen, Carter committed suicide.
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