Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Powerful Photos: Part 1

I found a website that simply showed photos that have changed the world, made a difference somehow, or are incredibly touching. Some of these photos just amazed and inspired me. Some made me smile. Some made me cry. All of them made me think. Out of those 50 (I think?) photos, 18 of them touched deeply. I'm going to split those photos in half so you don't have to be inspired too quickly (haha).

All captions are the original captions from the photos.

Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace after becoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerk’s office in 2011.

John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his father’s coffin along with the honor guard.

A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.

Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Albania as members of the Shala family are reunited after fleeing Kosovo.

A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.

“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.

A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest.

A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.


  1. They are powerful photos! I think my favourite is the one of the Koala, I remember the devistation of those fires and that picture being on the front page of every newspaper in Australia when the fires went through.

    1. I love that photo too! It's like the koala isn't even afraid of the fireman. He's been through so much already that his instincts are just telling him to trust and to get some water.