Pictures have a lot to say. They speak volumes, if you are ready to listen. These iconic photos of all time made history out of history but most of all they housed in the hearts of millions of viewers.
On October 1, 1940, Claude P. Dettloff took this iconic picture of 5 year old Whitey Bernard who runs for his father while he marches of to British Columbia. He named it ‘wait for me Daddy’.
Boy tugs at his alcoholic father.
His reaction when he realised that his brother was killed.
After a 23 hour long heart transplant, Dr. Religa examines the patient’s vitals while his assistant sleeps in the corner. The patient survived and outlived the doctor.
Christians form a human chain to protect Muslims while they prayed in Egypt during the 2011 rebellion.
On October 21st, 1967, Jane Rose plants a flower on the bayonet of a guard at Pentagon during a protest against Vietnam War. Marc Riboud named this photograph of his ‘La Jeune Fille a la Fleur’. It became the symbol of the Flower Power movement.
Starving child in southern Sudan with a vulture in close proximity. The photographer received a lot of criticism and committed suicide months later.
Knocked over by a police officer at Vancouver, Scott Jones kisses girlfriend Alex Thomas to calm her down and revive her amidst the riot. They are popularly known as the Vancouver kissing couple.
A firefighter tries to revive a koala after rescuing it from the 2009 Black Saturday fires in Australia.
A Buddhist monk shares his meal with a tiger in Thailand, Kanchanaburi.
After serving in Iraq for 7 months, Terri Gurrola meets her daughter.
The first look of Jewish prisoners who were freed from a detention camp named ‘death train’ near Elbe in 1945.
A French man cries as Nazis take over Paris during World War II.
436 South Koreans were allowed to visit their 97 relatives in North Korea for 3 days with whom they got separated in war. A North Korean, while departing waves at his South Korean relative who cries.
6 year old orphan Werfel was given his first pair of new shoes by American Red Cross in 1946.
12 year old Diego Frazao Torquato playing violin at his teacher’s funeral who helped him fight poverty and cruelty through music.
A soldier during the Vietnam war knows what it really means.
‘The falling man’ from World Trade Center on 9/11.
World War II veteran breaks down when he finds the tank he spend the entire war inside.
Doctor places an earpiece in the ear of Harold Whittles. His reaction when he hears for the first time ever.
You must have shed a tear or too. We have refrained from posting other pictures as they were very shocking. These pictures have made history because the photographer was able to capture the moment. They felt the essence of the moment.
Share this essence with others and let them be a part of it.