52 Influential Photographs

Submitted by: buddy 10 years ago in
http://lukeprog.com/52-influential-photographs/

Photos that changed the world.
There are 92 comments:
Female 27
Cat?
0
Reply
Female 13
meh...I agree with most people...I`ve seen most of the pics, but there`re still some pics that shock me...like the starving children, and the pic of a normal size hand holding a hand of a starving child. That was very emotional...
0
Reply
Female 65
"Photos like that destroy the chance for the public to support a war."

LOL @ redflare... Who the heck supports a war? Maybe some rednecks...? Not sensible people.

0
Reply
Female 1,470
OMG THAT GOATSE WAS TERRABLE.
I found a lot of these really sad after the 1800`s. When the 1900`s came it seemed very horrable to watch
0
Reply
Male 127
Actually I do believe that Goatse is a bit less disturbing than rape and murder but definitely not "just the human body".

HE`S FREAKING STRETCHING IT LIKE WAY TOO MUCH.

Disgustinggggggggggggggg.

0
Reply
Male 534
Wow, did NOT expect goatse. Although it is a pretty influential picture when you think about it.
0
Reply
Female 12
wow, lots of great photos. many disturbing ones that i wouldn`t exactly call great, but important all the same. i remember a few of those photographers from a history of photography class i had. i remember liking lewis hine`s work alot, i`m glad he made the list.
0
Reply
Female 93
im about to go to my room...and get depressed
0
Reply
Female 93
woa...this pic kinda got to me...

http://www.mukto-mona.com/Articles/kevin...

wow...

0
Reply
Female 370
EW. What a freaking GROSS picture above me.

Anyway, I thought this photo should have been on there-
http://www.gensuikin.org/panel/12-1.jpg

0
Reply
Male 137
I didn`t know JFK`s head actually exploded, and others are way more graphic than the goatse one.

Tub Girl is more disgusting than goatse.cx anyway.

0
Reply
Female 2,084
yea. that supermarket one was crazy.
0
Reply
Female 781
These are some horrifying pictures. The baby seal being clubbed, the starving children, the explosion of JFK`s brains and blood...

And my life is beautiful. It`s very strange.

0
Reply
Female 2,074
Redflare...it may be "sick", but it`s reality.
0
Reply
Female 401
that was amazing. its crazy to see the first picture...to see !SEE! into the past like that.. i cant believe how some people treat life, holding guns to heads like it doesnt mean anything, like its so easy to deside someone elses fate. Just insane. Wow
0
Reply
Male 161
Amazing link.

Betty Grable would be a fatty by todays standards ...
-
And Marilyn Monroe, which is really sad, because they both have gorgeous figures.

So true, it`s pathetic how people think these days.

0
Reply
Male 679
I`m surprised they didn`t have this one:


[img]/photos/f_photo/C7741316517297f_photo.jpg[/img]

I mean, they have the earliest surviving photograph, Goatse, and I can has cheezburger, but NOT the first image posted on the world wide web?

0
Reply
Male 65
argh, I hate being unable to edit posts, sry for triple post.

What exactly IS the gatse pic? I havn`t seen it.

0
Reply
Male 65
Oh yea, in the moon pic there ARE stars. Far left middle, one right next to that one, and a few lining the far right, top. I doubt those spots were dust, the cams were extremely high quality there.
0
Reply
Male 65
"A bit too US-centric as one of the comments below points out, particularly the three second world war picture."

Maybe because the photos from Civil War were around the time US started (and continues) to be the biggest influence in the world, short of space aliens (xD/rofl)? I`m sure if the pictures were from 1500-1800 and if they had cameras back then it would be more European....or Asian.

And @ NoGoodIdeas: That is sick. Damn.

Also, about the vietnamese one (someone said something about it): Things worse than that happened in WW2 and Korea. Waaaaay worse in Korea. It`s not like they had lethal injection for the enemy other than a bullet, plus the dude probably ended up being either A) a spy, B) blew something up and killed many, or C) heavy resistance against his captors. C being the most UNlikely one.

I just want to say this next thing, DONT START ANOTHER F****** DEBATE AGAIN! Photos like that destroy the chance for the public to support a war. Vietnam could have b

0
Reply
Male 125
Why are you focusing on the cat and goatse? Look at those children!


That`s not some medieval move monster, that is a CHILD.

0
Reply
Female 1,596
I agree with the Lolcats. That changed history of the internet.
0
Reply
Female 1,262
... I knew what goatse was but... I never need to actually see it.
0
Reply
Female 3,562
Tubgirl is an image of a woman`s ass in a tub that`s shooting out some sort of disgusting liquid. Goatse is an image of a man spreading his anus very wide open.
Now you don`t have to look it up.
Also, I still believe those are far less disturbing than the images of starving children and murders.
0
Reply
Female 441
wow Yep prolly the best post on here. ive seen most of them but the others wer great 2
0
Reply
Female 2,552
Who, those are deep.
0
Reply
Male 62
Tub girl is a shoop
0
Reply
Male 15
What;s Goatse or Tubgirl. After these comments, I`m too scared to check :-p
0
Reply
Female 727
ok I`m going to cry now.. too many sad pictures...it`s good though to influence people to take action
0
Reply
Male 869
This picture is my favorite.


0
Reply
Female 172
Why do I seem to be the only one NOT bothered by the goatse pictures.
although, I do have to say, that looks PAINFUL.
I can`t believe they did the LOLCATS.
0
Reply
Male 270
Lol cats XD. Can`t believe goatse was on there though, I thought it wouldn`t be suitable, but then again, the most extreme pictures of the spectrum gets recognition.
0
Reply
Female 29
wtf was up with i can has cheezeburger.
that cat wasnt even cute btw. and goatse. wtf?
compeletely and totally scarred for life
0
Reply
Female 122
lynching was so stupid.
I am scarred from that picture.
And have you seen the videos of the people with MLK getting blasted down the street? One girl was flipping over and over and over... wow. :|
0
Reply
Female 649
"the pond" is a nice picture =)
0
Reply
Female 422
I looked up Tubgirl and... that is just disgusting.
0
Reply
Male 2,781
STARS DON`T `TWINKLE` IN SPACE...

THAT PHATCAT MADE ME CRACK UP LMAO!!!

0
Reply
Male 1,485
i agree with Yumiii, still kinda nice though
0
Reply
Female 226
Aw man, for the explicit image I was kinda expecting Tubgirl.
0
Reply
Male 188
Tankman was the man. I still watch that video on youtube every so often when I need some inspiration.
0
Reply
Male 1,204
i`m glad the goatse one is down. i clicked on it without reading the caption, and if i had seen it, i`d be scarred. pretty badly. i`d have to torch my eyes out.

what ever happened to the rest of the world?

nyway, some were good pics

0
Reply
Male 341
Can I has a Cheesburger? LOLOL
0
Reply
Female 21
On 8/15/2007 2:14:55 AM oo7ninja wrote: XD Where are the stars?

stars dont shine in space, because the light of them is absorbed but theres nothing there to reflect the light. so it looks like they dont shine

0
Reply
Male 5,970
cool
0
Reply
Male 81
there should be a bigger warning bout goatse. And i had no idea JFK`s head exploded.
0
Reply
Male 1
Lol, I almost died when I saw the goatsex one.
0
Reply
Female 31
they were pretty amazing...and sad
0
Reply
Male 1,837
ooooooooo they got the last pic wrong, its not the cheezburger one its "NEDM" so that must mean...PHOTOSHOPPED :D and lawl at the goatse
0
Reply
Female 21
that afgan gfirl is so pretty en stunning u can see ib her poicvture that shes had a lot of trauma.........
0
Reply
Female 5
is it just me or is the server down?
0
Reply
Female 274
Some of these really shocked me, like the one with JFK`s head exploding. Wow. Ouch?

This is by far one of my favourite IAB posts.

0
Reply
Male 38
I sure would have thought something like this would have made it.

That was kind of influential

0
Reply
Male 147
Service Temporarily Unavailable
The server is temporarily unable to service your request due to maintenance downtime or capacity problems. Please try again later.

That sure is Influential.

0
Reply
Female 579
The one that shocked me the most actually was the one called "Uganda". It made me think, "What the ... ?" It doesn`t look real.

Also, I`m glad I don`t know wtf the Goatse picture is.

0
Reply
Male 1,420
people, don`t complain about the goatse picture. you had to click a separate link just to see it, and it warned you.
0
Reply
Female 65
Really amazing photos, though one could point out that these are mainly pictures of AMERICAN history. (Stuff does happen elsewhere too you know.) Seems kinda funny to see lolcat and goatse next to tiananmen and biafra... I guess that just says something about the world today. :-/
0
Reply
Male 5,094
sulu: Second that.

DoubtingTom: I agree, the ORLY owl should have taken the cat`s place, all these captioned pics stem from that one.

0
Reply
Male 40
wheres O RLY!
0
Reply
Female 198
Some of these pissed me off at todays society. BUTTT.. I love the cat one!
0
Reply
Male 2,616
Some were pretty graphic... amazing photos, though. The JFK assassination one was crazy.
0
Reply
Female 157
Teh CHEEZBURGUR CAYUUT!!!
0
Reply
Male 1,092
one of the better iab posts :D
0
Reply
Male 1,275
Where am I?
0
Reply
Male 959
A bit too US-centric as one of the comments below points out, particularly the three second world war picture.

And I also find it disturbing that more people find the Goatse picture shocking than the execution of a prisoner with his hands tied behind his back, or two men hung from a tree, or children near death`s door. But whatever you think people.

0
Reply
Female 264
Betty Grable would be a fatty by todays standards ...
-
And Marilyn Monroe, which is really sad, because they both have gorgeous figures.

Anyway,
I can`t believe that this picture wasn`t featured...

It`s just, desperate and hysterical. That kid must have only been about 10 at the time...
I dunno, i just realllly like that picture.

0
Reply
Male 94
I CAN HAZ CHEEZEBUGER?
0
Reply
Female 606
wow. some of those are disturbing.
0
Reply
Female 344
I`ve seen most of them though~

WTHeck is the last cat pic about?

0
Reply
Male 240
ARGH ARGH GOATSE BURN IT, KILL IT
0
Reply
Male 569
[quote]On 8/15/2007 2:14:55 AM oo7ninja wrote: XD Where are the stars?[/quote]

Blocked out by the light of the Sun.

0
Reply
Male 82
i was enjoying this up until the last image. god damn it, why the hell is that there? the last thing i wanted to see in that gallery was a cat picture
0
Reply
Male 994
I just thought of it.

I think this photo deserved a spot

http://www.kottke.org/plus/misc/images/m...

0
Reply
Female 155
Aww..I wanted to see them too. But then I got "Service Temporarily Unavailable"

Gosh dang it!

0
Reply
Male 194
Goatse is the most influential drating photo i can think of.
How many people have been irreversibly scarred by it?
HUNDREDS OF THOUSANDS.
Goddamn right it`s influential.
0
Reply
Male 570
i like the one of the afghan girl. if i met a (moderately hot and smart) girl with those eyes i would marry her.
0
Reply
Female 2,249
dammit it crashed :(
0
Reply
Male 994
My god does the Goatse even count as a photo?
0
Reply
Female 1,832
Wow , some of them I haven`t ever seem before. I felt so bad at the one picture of the children who were skin and bones :-(
0
Reply
Male 2,216
Goatse and Cheezeburger got on there? lol.
0
Reply
Male 4,012
ROFLMAO. Lolcat is in the list! I think it`s still the most influential photograph today.

And thankfully it included the more recent ones, otherwise I would have thought myself as missing out on quite a few famous stuff (those earlier on).

0
Reply
Male 1,254
NEDM/HAPPYCAT FTW!

Man, that made my...night?

0
Reply
Female 3,562
I LOL`D that goatse made the list
thousands of more innocent victims are now scarred for life :)
The picture really isn`t THAT disturbing. It`s gay porn basically. That`s nothing. A picture of a murder or rape or something is much more disturbing.
It`s the human body people. It`s not THAT gross.
0
Reply
Male 35
GOATSE!
EEEEWWWW I DIDNT NEED TO SEE THAT!
0
Reply
Female 1,382
Betty Grable would be a fatty by todays standards ...
0
Reply
Male 376
Tienanmen Square photo, is by far the greatest picture of our time.
0
Reply
Female 182
Wow, those were awesome, I loved this link. It was actually interesting.
0
Reply
Female 3,726
Wow...those are awesome!
0
Reply
Male 12
EXCPLIT IMAGE?!!?
try LIFE SCARRING :-/
0
Reply
Female 120
Who the hell would buy a photo of a supermarket, and for $3,346,456....? People ARE crazy
0
Reply
Male 49
XD Where are the stars?


0
Reply
Male 49
i actually knew most of them...
0
Reply
Male 10,115
Link: 52 Influential Photographs [Rate Link] - Photos that changed the world.
0
Reply