Tuesday, October 19, 2010

Powerful Pictures : Part Two

Hey everyone, not going to write a long post today, since i'll be fairly busy with completing a few assignments that are near their due date, however expect some fresh new content in the near future.  Today i'm going to post some more Powerful Picture, ones that have already or are still changing the world as we see it today.




P O W E R F U L   P I C T U R E S   :   P A R T   T W O


Starting off with a video, *turn up the volume WAY UP*


One small step, I feel that the running race is about to begin


A little girl whose parents were just shot and killed


Taken during the segregation riots in Boston


John Lennon's glasses, after he was shot in the head


I posted this picture before of the student at Tienanmen Square, but this is the more well known angle


Thà ch Quảng Ðức was a Vietnamese Buddhist monk who burned himself to death at a busy Saigon intersection on June 11, 1963. His act of self-immolation, which was repeated by others, was witnessed by David Halberstam, a New York Times reporter, who wrote:
    " I was to see that sight again, but once was enough. Flames were coming from a human being; his body was slowly withering and shriveling up, his head blackening and charring. In the air was the smell of burning human flesh; human beings burn surprisingly quickly. Behind me I could hear the sobbing of the Vietnamese who were now gathering. I was too shocked to cry, too confused to take notes or ask questions, too bewildered to even think.... As he burned he never moved a muscle, never uttered a sound, his outward composure in sharp contrast to the wailing people around him.

Nagasaki [1945]

This is the picture of the "mushroom cloud" showing the enormous quantity of energy. The first atomic bomb was released on August 6 in Hiroshima (Japan) and killed about 80,000 people. On August 9 another bomb was released above Nagasaki. The effects of the second bomb were even more devastating - 150,000 people were killed or injured. But the powerful wind, the extremely high temperature and radiation caused enormous long term damage.


Casualties of war [1991]

Image of a young US sergeant at the moment he learns that the body bag next to him contains the body of his friend, killed by "friendly fire".

The widely published photo became an iconic image of the 1991 Gulf war - a war in which media access was limited by Pentagon restrictions.


How Life Begins [1965]

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.

51 comments:

Dyaitsidyam∂ said...

damn ol'johnny got messed up!

ProBlogger said...

I like it man! When I saw the title I figured a few would be in there that were but I've never seen the mushroom cloud one. Very nicely done.

MrD said...

Some real nice pictures here. The hugeness of the nagasaki h bomb is really apparent.

cannabis man said...

truely breathtaking pictures, thanks

The Mad Man said...

A lot of of humanities history here, and it has changed the way of peoples thinking in a way I suppose. Even if we have this history, it is destined to happen again someday.

Drackar said...

heh...when someone says "turn the volume up" on a internet video, my first instinct is to mute my speakers.

justinb7714 said...

this was awesome! thanks

Mr. McKraken said...

This is really moving stuff. Thank you for sharing

TechnoMac said...

my god... that monk is on fire... i remember studying about what happened back in high school

AskAMassivePro said...

kool baby

Digger said...

pretty intense, i hadn't seen the picture of lennon's glasses before

Eferhilda said...

Some seriously powerful stuff in this post....like...wow.

kokiloten said...

wow thats impressive

Zalecodone said...

Cool pics, thnx

Longkid said...

some sad pics you got here.

Come At Me Bro said...

Love the vid!

Selfacclaimedprofessor said...

Epic pics.

Cpt Pownzor said...

I had never seen that lennon shot..crazy photo

Bob lehcror said...

Those are some powerful photos!
Poor little girl...

Ben Dover said...

These pictures remind me how f-d up humans are

Donkote said...

those pictures are really moving and inspirational

kailus said...

This pic from gulf war is strong.

Unlogic said...

I lovef those pictures ! :)

VanStino said...

Nice :)

justinb7714 said...

this is awesome

Mr. Moment said...

Nice grouping of pictures, some truly dramatic ones that will jump out at you

Kartoffeln said...

Impressive pictures, I hadn't seen the Lennon picture before.

Phil McKracken said...

Amazing pictures. Please post more.

SituationAbs said...

The music sent chills down my spine!

SituationAbs said...

The music sent chills down my spine!

Nudelsalat said...

very impressive and awesome! pls post more, ill follow!

just great stuff

Quinn Electronics said...

great pics

Reilly said...

the picture with the student stopping the tanks.. they never saw him again

holy. said...

wow, the contrast of life and death is profound. thank you a great post, keep up the great blog!

Unlogic said...

those are just goddamn epic ! :D

Lepoidim said...

very insightful and moving, thanks.

Willie's World Of Wallpapers said...

those are some powerful pictures.

AskAMassivePro said...

these are wild

indiecola said...

that is some awesome shit. inspiring and sad

lazy comet said...

truly remarkable pics!

honkhonkpt said...

I've always liked the tank man picture.

Dan said...

dang, sweet pictures man.

The Illest said...

Crazy travel through all those photographs

Rand.oM said...

Thx for making me grumpy

macl said...

Good advice and impressive pics. Thanks for this. I will come back for more.

Chris said...

fantastic post - thank you

Radioactive said...

Those are some heartbreaking but amazing pictures.

redrum og said...

so cool. those pictures gave me a lot to think about

nick said...

wow these pics are really awesome

McBloggerton said...

Remarkable images... really touching and eye-opening. What struck me the most was the burning buddhist monk... how do you do that!?

Thomasheen said...

John Lennons glasses gave me shivers