Images That Changed The World

While browsing through web pages i came across these pics which really amazed me and i could not resist myself from having them here.

How Life Begins
In 1957 he began taking pictures with an endoscope, an instrument that can see inside a body cavity, but when Lennart Nilsson presented the rewards of his work to LIFE’s editors several years later, they demanded that witnesses confirm that they were seeing what they thought they were seeing. Finally convinced, they published a cover story in 1965 that went on for 16 pages, and it created a sensation. Then, and over the intervening years, Nilsson’s painstakingly made pictures informed how humanity feels about . . . well, humanity. They also were appropriated for purposes that Nilsson never intended. Nearly as soon as the 1965 portfolio appeared in LIFE, images from it were enlarged by right-to-life activists and pasted to placards.
Tragedy in Oklahoma
Tragedy in Oklahoma
The fireman has taken the time to remove his gloves before receiving this infant from the policeman.
Anyone who knows anything about firefighters know that their gloves are very rough and abrasive and to remove these is like saying I want to make sure that I am as gentle and as compassionate as I can be with this infant that I don’t know is dead or alive.
The fireman is just cradling this infant with the utmost compassion and caring.
He is looking down at her with this longing, almost to say with his eyes: “It’s going to be OK, if there’s anything I can do I want to try to help you.”
He doesn’t know that she has already passed away.

“]A vulture watches a starving child [1993]
A vulture watches a starving child [1993]
The prize-winning image: A vulture watches a starving child in southern Sudan, March 1, 1993.
Carter’s winning photo shows a heart-breaking scene of a starving child collapsed on the ground, struggling to get to a food center during a famine in the Sudan in 1993. In the background, a vulture stalks the emaciated child.
Carter was part of a group of four fearless photojournalists known as the “Bang Bang Club” who traveled throughout South Africa capturing the atrocities committed during apartheid.
Haunted by the horrific images from Sudan, Carter committed suicide in 1994 soon after receiving the award.

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6 Responses to Images That Changed The World

  1. Prashant says:

    When i saw this picture , I felt very disgusting.
    Thanks god , we didn’t have this type of situation in India before, And hope we wont see this in future.

  2. sudip says:

    good work done….it changed me too for a while

  3. biswas says:

    reminds me of “To Kill a Mocking Bird”….

  4. John says:

    Sorry, Prashant, India has it’s own demons … just like every country.

    A quick search discovered this:

    “More than 160 million people in India are considered “Untouchable”—people tainted by their birth into a caste system that deems them impure, less than human.”

    “Dalits are not allowed to drink from the same wells, attend the same temples, wear shoes in the presence of an upper caste, or drink from the same cups in tea stalls.”

    http://news.nationalgeographic.com/news/2003/06/0602_030602_untouchables.html

    “Statistics compiled by India’s National Crime Records Bureau indicate that in the year 2000, the last year for which figures are available, 25,455 crimes were committed against Dalits. Every hour two Dalits are assaulted; every day three Dalit women are raped, two Dalits are murdered, and two Dalit homes are torched.”

  5. girish says:

    tears…and i thought i was pretty tough ..

  6. Beth says:

    These pics are just unbelievable. It’s hard to imagine that even though we are so fortunate, there really are people that live these kind of lives. I’m lucky, i was not even born when apartheid was here.

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