14 Photos That Changed the World

Submitted by: Matwix_2004 9 years ago in
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Some of these images are heartbreaking.
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Male 13
Friend of mine works for National Geographic in Washington,DC.I have seen the original Afghan Girl photo blown up that hangs in Steve McCurry`s office.The girls eyes in the original photo are AMAZING!! Reproductions in magazines,on line ect..while great and amazing,do no justice to the original shot.Never forget it!
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Female 226
The brother viewing his dead sister in the back of the truck almost made me cry.
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Female 194
some of the photos were sad...the one that had gotten to me the most was the little viet boy looking at his sister....but some of the comments were funny especially about the iranian women and the sun bathing person
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Male 352
HOW THE HELL DOES A PICTURE OF SOME FAT BIRD SUNBATHING IN BRIGHTON `CHANGE THE WORLD`?.
A couple of good pics, but the rest were utter cr*p.
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Male 11
my first post! woop woop!

the kid seeing his sister made me sad. sad times. makes me want to be a better person and give to charity and stuff, but meh, im too selfish.

hello :D

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Male 415
"Changed" the world might be too much to describe these pictures, they are moving though. The boy finding his sister was imo the most moving.
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Female 465
The comments at the bottom were hilarious... not at all in keeping with the pics :P
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Male 2,551
Unfortunatly, yes, I know these aren`t all or the best photos out there to convey such messages, but, I didn`t create the website.
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Male 292
Meh
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Male 52
The Afghan girl`s eyes in that picture are almost jaw dropping. She looks very pretty too :) And that one with the little boy looking in the truck was really sad. As was the one with the girl from the concentration camp.
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Female 15,763
Baalthazaq, that`s true. It`s difficult to have empathy when you can`t feel that connection to that person. We`re ingrained to protect those connections and not much else. It`s like how online bullying can ften go guiltless because one does not see the victim`s grief and does not feel it.
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Male 1,036
Afghan girl at Nasir Bagh refugee camp is haunting
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Female 325
this list bothers me because it leaves out like a thousand photographs and the author`s comments are idiotic.
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Male 4,547
Alot of people just don`t have any empathy. I seriously think that`s the main thing that`s wrong with the world.

If you can`t put yourself in those people`s shoes, of course they have no effect on you. That`s your problem, not the pictures.

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Female 1,890
how you need a reality check these were funny i laughed
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Male 79
"lol those were funny"

you need a reality check

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Female 110
Wow. Some of those are amazing. I like the one with the brother and sister and the one where the woman is holding a flower in front of the soldiers.
Oh and @ drillprp, lol? What is your problem?
You have a twisted mind to be able to laugh at that.
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Female 450
I think the one of the dead sister and her brother`s grief is the most moving for me. Just imagine that as being someone you love and finding them dead, bloody, and in the back of a pickup.

Dainty, it kind of is! If they affect you emotionally still, then yeah no reaction physically is fine. But if it didn`t tug at your heartstrings, you might want to rethink those pictures! :/

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Male 75
theres also a photo of a czech woman crying while saluting the nazis while they enter czechoslovakia and the photo of the polish army on horses with spears getting ready to fight the germany tanks
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Male 93
The girl drawing "home" and the "COLORED" water fountain are very moving.
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Female 27
"I can`t believe they didn`t include a picture of Kim Phuc, the `napalm girl`. That has to be one of the most iconic pictures."

Definitely agree with that.

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Female 662
I love all of those photos. Some are very depressing. ):
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Male 534
The Tiananmen Square tank man photo gets me all the time. Beautiful.
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Male 184
The one with the Polish girl hurt me the most.
:`c
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Female 513
I can`t believe they didn`t include a picture of Kim Phuc, the `napalm girl`. That has to be one of the most iconic pictures.

Or what about the photograph of the sailor kissing the nurse?

Or the students at Kent State University in 1970?

There are so many that didn`t make the list.

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Female 1,890
were is the one of the old lady smoking a giant thing of weed?
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Female 1,890
lol those were funny
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Male 35
Lol @ vietnam kid seeing sister in the back of the truck.
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Female 541
i think the one with the girl in the truck and her brother looking at her touched me the most. :[
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Male 1,399
Yeahhh...these are yawners. I doubt these were very influential.

The Chinese man in front of the tank was a screen capture, and that`s the best one.

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Male 359
one might say that Tiananmen was the greatest victory for ana.

but on a seriouse note the picture of the Mexicans getting arrested seems far too surreal.

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Male 9,306
...damn html failure...
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Male 9,306
<i>“All of a sudden, I realized ‘them’ was that soldier in front of me—a human being I could just as easily have been going out on a date with,” Kasmir says. “It wasn’t a war machine, it was just a bunch of guys with orders. Right then, it went from being a fun, hip trip to a painful reality.”</i>

This speaks volumes.

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Male 7
`Sogan ones old.`

...a lot of them are from the 50s...that`s pretty old too...

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Female 657
More like photos of events that impacted the last century.

If they really wanted to show ones that "changed the world" they would have added more cultural ones like Monroe on top of the steam grate, opening the discussion of sexuality in the western world or something similar to that. What about the one with the migrant mother with seven children?

These are not well known photos (most) but photos of impacting events.

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Female 4,225
Sogan ones old.

Woman aroent treated that bad, depends who and where you are...associated with

Good collection though

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Male 7
opiebreath, yeah, I agree. I think the idea is that if you are photographing poverty like that every day, then there is no way you can help everyone, and it`s better to remain an observer. But I know I sure as hell couldn`t just stay an observer.

It could have been that he was witnessing death like that all around him, and simply trying to help would have been futile, i guess when you`re in a situation like that, there is nothing you can really do but still, I think putting journalistic principles above principles as human, is still wrong.

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Male 134
:(
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Female 15,763
That Saigon one definitely pulled on my heartstrings.

LiquidCheese, why couldn`t a photographer take the pictures THEN help? I understand that it`s a principle to observe and not interfere, but can`t he step outside of that photographer persona to be a human again and save another human?

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Male 7
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Female 943
ooh
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Female 1,120
Most of those I have seen before, but there aren`t any recent ones. Nobody can take an altering picture with whats going on now?
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Male 7
There is one incredibly moving photo of a horribly malnourished infant desperately crawling, alone, a mile to where food is being distributed after a natural disaster or something similar. This child looks completely dehumanised and incredibly skeletal. And there is a vulture waiting in the background for this kid to die. The photographer was told not to interfere (for the threat of catching a disease i think) so he didn`t, and the child obviously died because of it. The photographer got depressed and killed himself a month or so afterwards i think. (that`s the story as well as i can remember so don`t go mental if i got it wrong).

That photo probably didn`t change the world, but I certainly found it very moving. I don`t really ever cry but that photo (and the backstory) got me very close.

Does anyone know the name of the photo i`m talking about, or where it can be viewed?

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Female 341
i defenitely knew that one of the pakistan girl was going to be in there...
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Male 1,766
aw wearas goatse that changed my world
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Male 153
Good addition. All of them.
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Male 10,440
Heartbreaking? Bah! You whimp...
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Male 1,109
wow.
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Male 18
Where was the one with the Buddhist monk who immolated himself, or the girl at the Kent State shooting who was screaming after she saw her friend get shot? Still, these pictures were very eye opening.
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Male 1,114
A few of these aren`t all that special tbh...
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Male 464
I remember this was part series or something. You had to pay to see the rest. :(
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Male 2,551
Link: 14 Photos That Changed the World [Rate Link] - Some of these images are heartbreaking.
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