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40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken
BuzzFeed ^ | May 30, 2012 | Jack Shepherd

Posted on 06/03/2012 11:26:48 AM PDT by EveningStar

A moving collection of iconic photographs from the last 100 years that demonstrate the heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty, and the triumph of the human spirit.

(Excerpt) Read more at buzzfeed.com ...


TOPICS: Arts/Photography; History; Society
KEYWORDS: photography
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I don't agree completely with the author's assessment about all these photographs being powerful, but some of them are pretty good.
1 posted on 06/03/2012 11:27:02 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar

It’s all pictures of liberal hippie causes....


2 posted on 06/03/2012 11:30:08 AM PDT by Tzimisce (THIS SUCKS)
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To: EveningStar
well, we'll just have to take your word for it.

picture-less-pic-thread bump.

3 posted on 06/03/2012 11:30:51 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: Tzimisce

I know. :(


4 posted on 06/03/2012 11:33:35 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: EveningStar
Here are some of my picks:


5 posted on 06/03/2012 11:38:36 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: Tzimisce

Any pretty girls?


6 posted on 06/03/2012 11:38:59 AM PDT by Ken522
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To: EveningStar

Did I miss the MOST ICONIC PHOTO OF ALL TIME????.. The flag raising at Iwo Jima !!!!!!!!!!!!!


7 posted on 06/03/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: the invisib1e hand

I clicked on the link. So can anyone else.

Unlike a lot of folks here, I believe in respecting copyrighted material and intellectual property.


8 posted on 06/03/2012 11:39:25 AM PDT by EveningStar
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To: Tzimisce

How are pictures of DDay and a man standing up to Chinese tanks liberal causes?


9 posted on 06/03/2012 11:39:37 AM PDT by InvisibleChurch (i a m t h e m a r g i n o f e r r e r)
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To: dfwgator

10 posted on 06/03/2012 11:40:41 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

11 posted on 06/03/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: dfwgator

Rick Monday amen


12 posted on 06/03/2012 11:41:20 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: al baby

This scene reminds me of the first time I saw the 2nd Original Star Wars film and the moment that Han Solo was put into the Carbon Freezer. Despair, a feeling of hopelessness, and hatred for the dark side!


13 posted on 06/03/2012 11:43:54 AM PDT by princess leah
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To: EveningStar
makes no sense. a citation is all the posting of copyrighted material requires.

Not posting pictures on a picture thread is not only illogical it's lazy.

14 posted on 06/03/2012 11:44:46 AM PDT by the invisib1e hand (they have no god but caesar)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
I don't know how to post pictures, but this is one of my favorites....it's the Iraqi child hiding behind an US Army soldier after a suicide bomb went off.

http://thedignifiedrant.blogspot.com/2007_05_01_archive.html

(scroll down a little to see the picture)

15 posted on 06/03/2012 11:46:55 AM PDT by Repeat Offender (While the wicked stand confounded, call me with Thy Saints surrounded)
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To: Tzimisce

This is a picture of liberal hippie causes? Did you forget to take your meds this morning?
16 posted on 06/03/2012 11:47:15 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: EveningStar
US TANKS FACE OFF WITH SOVIET TANKS, BERLIN CRISIS 1961
17 posted on 06/03/2012 11:48:06 AM PDT by moonshot925
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To: EveningStar

I agree. I love the photograph of Houston James and Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr.; makes me tear up every time!


18 posted on 06/03/2012 11:48:37 AM PDT by SoKatt ("Change" is not a strategy!)
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To: EveningStar
THIS is the most powerful photo in the world. It has the power to change lives.


19 posted on 06/03/2012 11:48:54 AM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: the invisib1e hand

Not posting pictures on a picture thread is not only illogical it’s lazy.

About as lazy as not being able to click a link to see the pictures


20 posted on 06/03/2012 11:49:16 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: EveningStar

Yeah, it seemed like it got better as the list wore on.

I have never heard of the the Himmler/POW incident.


21 posted on 06/03/2012 11:49:36 AM PDT by A_Former_Democrat (Fat, drunk and stupid = Dumb, dependent, and Democrat)
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To: dfwgator

The picture with Margaret Thatcher at Reagan’s casket still brings a tear to my eye.


22 posted on 06/03/2012 11:49:54 AM PDT by mrpotatohead
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To: al baby

That’s my all time favorite. VP Cheney reminds me of Father Merrin (The Exorcist) who knows what we’re dealing with here.


23 posted on 06/03/2012 11:51:35 AM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (Free Stuff or Freedom! You Decide 2012.)
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To: Lazamataz

Maureen Dowd is one fine looking women


24 posted on 06/03/2012 11:51:54 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: FlingWingFlyer

Yes indeed he knew like most of us knew


25 posted on 06/03/2012 11:54:13 AM PDT by al baby (Hi Mom)
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To: moonshot925
Stalingrad

Polish AK soldiers during the Warsaw Uprising


26 posted on 06/03/2012 11:55:28 AM PDT by dfwgator
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To: EveningStar

Sentimentalism. Maybe cheap, maybe not.


27 posted on 06/03/2012 11:56:34 AM PDT by Revolting cat! (Let us prey!)
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To: Tzimisce

Baloney.

Near the end of the photos is one of an 8 year old accepting the flag at the funeral of his dead Marine father. It tore me apart.

Not liberal,not conservative,just heartbreaking.


28 posted on 06/03/2012 11:57:32 AM PDT by Mears (Alcohol. Tobacco. Firearms. What's not to like?)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost


Have we forgotten?
29 posted on 06/03/2012 11:57:55 AM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: FlingWingFlyer

my favorite too, Cheney would have been agreat President.


30 posted on 06/03/2012 11:58:55 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: EveningStar

Best one is number 40: Earthrise. Puts a bit of perspective on things...


31 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:10 AM PDT by LaRueLaDue
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To: Tzimisce

Did you look before popping off?


32 posted on 06/03/2012 11:59:44 AM PDT by cajungirl
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To: al baby

No, that is not Maureen Dowd. This is the woman Maureen Dowd lost her fiance, Michael Douglass, to.


33 posted on 06/03/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by Lazamataz (People who resort to Godwin's Law are just like Hitler.)
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To: EveningStar
And this one didn't make it?

34 posted on 06/03/2012 12:02:25 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: Kartographer

Good catch.. Those are powerful indeed.


35 posted on 06/03/2012 12:10:32 PM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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To: al baby

Cheney knew exactly what 0mugabe is. Bush looks ss though he’s holding in laughter. Why didn’t any of them say anything.


36 posted on 06/03/2012 12:12:15 PM PDT by little jeremiah
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To: EveningStar
For a collection of the most iconic photos of the last 100 years, I thought it was pretty biased in favour of only the last few years. And I don't recall seeing anything from the Vietnam era, apart from the one "flower power" one. No burning Kim Phuc running down the road? No evacuation of Saigon? Like or hate Vietnam-era politics, there's no denying the visual impact of those photos.

For that matter, where were the mushroom clouds? Astronauts on the moon?

37 posted on 06/03/2012 12:13:20 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: EveningStar
Lots of American ones I would have included, but I can think of a few foreign ones that I would have picked long before most of those. Among those are Yeltsin standing on the tank during the Soviet coup attempt, the pictures of Neda Agha-Soltan dying after being shot by the Iranian paramilitary and any number of pictures of people escaping over the Berlin Wall (or even one of the shots of the Wall being torn down).

Far too many of the forty were people weeping at coffins or graves, and I think they lost some of their power from repetition. And three of the forty were dogs being reunited with their owners? Pick one (or none) and that opens up two more slots.

38 posted on 06/03/2012 12:16:20 PM PDT by KarlInOhio (You only have three billion heartbeats in a lifetime.How many does the government claim as its own?)
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To: EveningStar

39 posted on 06/03/2012 12:17:03 PM PDT by JoeProBono (A closed mouth gathers no feet - Mater tua caligas exercitus gerit ;-{)
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To: Revolting cat!

Sentimentalism? Maybe, but there comes a time in most lives when sentimental memories invoked by timely photos becomes a major part of life. When you can no longer go out and make new memories you tend to value the old ones more.

You’ll see — if you live long enough.


40 posted on 06/03/2012 12:17:39 PM PDT by oldfart (Obama nation = abomination. Think about it!)
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To: Kartographer

Thank you. I was about to post it.


41 posted on 06/03/2012 12:19:32 PM PDT by mikrofon (Some still remember...)
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To: RansomOttawa
OPERATION UPSHOT-BADGER, 18 APRIL 1953
42 posted on 06/03/2012 12:20:19 PM PDT by moonshot925
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To: EveningStar
Can't believe they didn't include this one.


43 posted on 06/03/2012 12:23:47 PM PDT by Bratch
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To: EveningStar
This one should be there:

http://pulitzerprize.org/graveside-anthony-suau-1984/

Probably a little to patriotic for a site that thinks two lesbians getting married is “powerful.”

44 posted on 06/03/2012 12:24:37 PM PDT by I cannot think of a name
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To: Tzimisce
Yeah, hippie causes...

"Wait For Me Daddy," by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940: A line of soldiers march in British Columbia on their way to a waiting train as five-year-old Whitey Bernard tugs away from his mother's hand to reach out for his father. (H/t Jodi P)

45 posted on 06/03/2012 12:24:45 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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To: Tzimisce
Liberal, hippie causes?

An old Russian war vet kneeling by his tank...two sisters where there where three...a dog sitting by the grave of it's owner...separated relatives..."Wait For Me Daddy"...Navy chaplain Luis Padillo gives last rites to a soldier wounded by sniper fire during a revolt in Venezuela.

This list goes on. You have a problem. Having been to war...and seen it...there is nothing liberal or hippie about liking peace...and all of us that have been there will tell you that. Me thinks you didn't look at the pictures and are now in hiding.

46 posted on 06/03/2012 12:25:30 PM PDT by NELSON111
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To: moonshot925

Thanks! I was thinking more of the Operation Crossroads underwater test, or the ones that demolished the mocked-up town in Nevada, but that will do in a pinch.


47 posted on 06/03/2012 12:26:58 PM PDT by RansomOttawa (tm)
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To: KarlInOhio
I would replace all three of their choices of dogs being reunited with their owners and replace them with just this one:

48 posted on 06/03/2012 12:27:08 PM PDT by Kartographer ("We mutually pledge to each other our lives, our fortunes and our sacred honor.")
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To: EveningStar

Less than half of them are “powerful,” except in a Leftist’s warped world.

Who picked these losers?


49 posted on 06/03/2012 12:29:42 PM PDT by fwdude
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To: EveningStar
I'm kind of partial to this one... 8^)


50 posted on 06/03/2012 12:30:01 PM PDT by raybbr (People who still support Obama are either a Marxist or a moron.)
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