Photos That Changed the World

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I can’t explain this emotion that I am feeling after stumbling upon this site. Really, it captured my thoughts and interests. The most of the images are devasting. I’m still in shock and the photos and their stories are lurking in my head.

Starving Child Vulture

One photograph that has helped awaken the world about the effects of poverty in Africa is the one above showing a Sudanese child being stalked by a vulture nearby. It is quite obvious that the child was starving to death, while the vulture was patiently waiting for the toddler to die so he can have a good meal.

Nobody knows what happened to the child, who crawled his way to a United Nations food camp. Photographer Kevin Carter won a Pulitzer Prize for this shocking picture, but he eventually committed suicide three months after he took the shot.

Youngest Mother

I came to know this image when i was googling for the youngest mother to bear a child. I still can’t believe it would be this young.

Abu Ghraib

A hooded and wired Iraqi prisoner, believed to be Satar Jabar, who reportedly was told that he would be electrocuted if he fell off the box

Buried Unknown Child

Dragging Vietcong Soldier

This is a truly sad picture but unfortunately I don’t have much information about it. At the time the public saw it, it made quite a buzz, people realized how wrong the war is. The picture shows American trooper dragging the body of a vietcong soldier with their tank (or APC more exactly).

Napalm Girl

The image of her running naked amidst the chaotic background became one of the most remembered images of the Vietnam War.

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One thought on “Photos That Changed the World

    payatot said:
    February 2, 2009 at 4:32 PM

    hello, grabe ang mga pix mo..nakaka-lambot naman yan, pero yan ang reyalidad ng buhay..masakit minsan tanggapin ang katotohanan kaya siguro nagpakamatay si kevin carter..di nya matanggap ang totoo..

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