Four historical pictures which shocked the world

The majority of photographers believe that the often shocking, but  documentation of the defining events able to direct  the attention of public to important things. The following pictures did this…

Palestinian woman pleading to soldiers, Beirut by Françoise Demulder

The world-famous photo taken in January 1976 in the Lebanese capital, Beirut La Quarantaine zone. The picture shows a Palestian refugee woman, whose number is already reached 300 thousand in 1975. Demulder hated the wars. She always tried to document the facts authentically and showed that while the innocents always suffer till those who have power getting richer and richer. Françoise Demulder was the first female photographer who received recognition. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1976.

Mutilated Hutu man, Rwanda by James Nachtwey

Hutu gunmen cut scars on this man’s face after he was suspected that he sympathy with the rebels during the genocide of Rwanda. He thought that the people need similar photos to understand what happening in the world. James Nachtwey believed that the pictures have power to influence opinion of people and mobilize them to do something for a better world. This picture was the WordPress Photo of the Year in 1994.

A picture which is one of the most symbolic picture of the 20th century American history. It taken on September 4, 1957 when Dorothy Counts left her home to the Harding Hight School as the first black student. And another picture which became the symbol of the hippy era and one of symbols of the cold war. See them here…

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