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Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:41pm On Dec 30, 2012
The First Photograph [France, 1826]

Taken by Nicéphore Niépce, this is the first photograph ever taken which still exists. He called his method heliography (sun writing) and this photograph took 8 hours of exposure time (hence sunlight on both sides of the building).

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:41pm On Dec 30, 2012
Burning Monk – The Self-Immolation [1963]

June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monks asked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhist flag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stop detaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right to practice and spread their religion.

While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:43pm On Dec 30, 2012
Losing

In this picture, Lurlena cries in the back of the family car after losing the contest for Carnival Princess at her school. She spent the day getting ready, with a new white dress and new shoes. The winner was decided based on whose parents bought the most tickets, and Lurlena’s family could only afford eight dollars worth.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:44pm On Dec 30, 2012
Tiananmen Square [China, 1989]

This is probably the most famous picture you know. This is the picture of a student who tries to stop the tanks in Tiananmen Square standing in front of them. The tank driver didn’t crush the student with the bags but shortly after, the square was filled with innocent blood. The photo showed the Chinese that there is hope. However, China is still controlled by a communist regime.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:45pm On Dec 30, 2012
Death by Protocol

In 19th century Siam, it was absolutely forbidden for a commoner to touch the queen. To break this rule carried the death penalty. One day Queen Sunandha Kumariratana was in a boat which capsized, plunging her into a river. Though there were many people who might have come to her aid it would have meant their own death to touch the royal body. She died at the age of 19 along with her daughter.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:47pm On Dec 30, 2012
V-J Day [New York, 1945]

This is one of the most famous photographs from the Second World War. The soldier and the nurse are unknown but people have come forward to claim the fame. Apparently the nurse slapped the soldier immediately after. The event was the celebration of the end of the war and it was taken in Times Square by Alfred Eisenstaedt.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:48pm On Dec 30, 2012
Sichuan Earthquake [2008]

A man is crying while he flips through a family album he found in the rubbles of his old house.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:49pm On Dec 30, 2012
The last Jew in Vinnitsa [1941]

This was found in the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. It was labelled on the back “The last Jew of Vinnitsa”. All 28,000 of the Jews living there in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941, were massacred at the time.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:50pm On Dec 30, 2012
The Power of One [2007]

This picture won the Pulitzer Breaking News Photography 2007 award. Photo’s citation reads, "Awarded to Oded Balilty of The Associated Press for his powerful photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank".

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:51pm On Dec 30, 2012
Huge Wave

Kerby Brown rides a huge wave in an undisclosed location southwest of Western Australia July 6, 2008, in this picture released November 7, 2008 by the Oakley-Surfing Life Big Wave Awards in Sydney.

Picture taken July 6. (REUTERS/Andrew Buckley)

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:52pm On Dec 30, 2012
The Assassination of Japan Socialist Inejiro Asanuma [1960]

This picture was taken only a second before the Japanese socialist Party leader Asanuma was assassinated by a right wing student. Photographer Yasushi Nagao said he was only on the right place and on the right time. He received a Pulitzer price for this photo.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:54pm On Dec 30, 2012
Footprint on the Moon [Lunar, 1969]

On July 20, 1969, Neil Armstrong put his left foot on the rocky Moon. It was the first human footprint on the Moon. They had taken TV cameras with them. The first footprints on the Moon will be there for a million years. This photograph was taken by Buzz Aldrin.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by mrkels(m): 9:54pm On Dec 30, 2012
Rocktation: The last Jew in Vinnitsa [1941]
This was found in the personal album of an Einsatzgruppen soldier. It was labelled on the back “The last Jew of Vinnitsa”. All 28,000 of the Jews living there in Vinnitsa, Ukraine, in 1941, were massacred at the time.
This is SAD!
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:55pm On Dec 30, 2012
The Starving Boy and Missionary

Wells felt indignant that the same publication that sat on his picture for five months without publishing it, while people were dying, entered into a competition. He was embarrassed to win as he never entered the competition himself, and was against winning prizes with pictures of people starving to death.

(World Press Photo of the Year: 1980 Mike Wells, United Kingdom. Karamoja district, Uganda, April 1980).

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:57pm On Dec 30, 2012
Omayra Sánchez [1985]

Omayra Sánchez was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz (Colombia) volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year old had been trapped in water and concrete for 3 days. The picture was taken shortly before she died and it caused controversy due to the photographer’s work and the Colombian government’s inaction in the midst of the tragedy, when it was published worldwide after the young girl’s death.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 9:59pm On Dec 30, 2012
New Year’s Eve, St. Jacques, Perpignan, 2006

This picture of a five year-old gypsy boy was taken on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. For Christmas and New Year’s Eve, the men would gather in the Café in their best suits to drink and dance while their wives would prepare dinner at home. It is quite common in St. Jacques for little boys to smoke.

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 10:01pm On Dec 30, 2012
Hitler in Paris [Paris, 1940]

This photograph was taken of Adolf Hitler visiting Paris with his architect Albert Speer, on June 23, 1940. Hitler’s army had captured Paris and Hitler went to admire his new City.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Rocktation(f): 10:03pm On Dec 30, 2012
mrkels:
This is SAD!

Tell me about it. Hmmph.

Lina Medina [1939] : The world's youngest mother ever

This 5-year-old peruvian, gave birth to a baby in May 14th, 1939 at a hospital in Pisco, Peru.
Her son weighed 2.7 kg (6 lb) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow.

Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Iaz93: 10:25pm On Dec 30, 2012
Rocktation: Death by Protocol

In 19th century Siam, it was absolutely forbidden for a commoner to touch the queen. To break this rule carried the death penalty. One day Queen Sunandha Kumariratana was in a boat which capsized, plunging her into a river. Though there were many people who might have come to her aid it would have meant their own death to touch the royal body. She died at the age of 19 along with her daughter.
too bad
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Roland17(m): 1:05am On Dec 31, 2012
These pictures truly reveal stories, very touchy stories..awesome job.
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by lacasa: 1:45am On Dec 31, 2012
Very sad bt important pix

Kudos to the Op
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by AbdulAdam56(m): 7:55am On Dec 31, 2012
@post nice pix nd memorable history,tnx @post nice job.
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by izenco2005: 11:33am On Dec 31, 2012
coolUr remind me of my grandpa photo
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by afolabisegun(m): 11:36am On Dec 31, 2012
Rocktation:

Tell me about it. Hmmph.

Lina Medina [1939] : The world's youngest mother ever

This 5-year-old peruvian, gave birth to a baby in May 14th, 1939 at a hospital in Pisco, Peru.
Her son weighed 2.7 kg (6 lb) at birth and was named Gerardo after her doctor. Gerardo was raised believing that Lina was his sister, but found out at the age of ten that she was his mother. He grew up healthy but died in 1979 at the age of 40 of a disease of the bone marrow.

This is the best photo history i found here

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by dilbert100: 11:40am On Dec 31, 2012
nice pics

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by teamchelsea: 11:42am On Dec 31, 2012
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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Slyr0x(m): 11:43am On Dec 31, 2012
Please keep 'em coming.
 
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by pekelepekele(m): 11:44am On Dec 31, 2012
I don't know if anyone here have ever read about the story of the Jews . I will like to know or a link where I can read it .
Why is it that most people of the world don't like them? Are they that bad or what . Just too bad 28k people killed and we say Boko Haram are the worst WOW

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by shyna501: 11:45am On Dec 31, 2012
Plz ​i dnt understand d last pix!
Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Nobody: 11:45am On Dec 31, 2012
nice but is it right to snap someone who's about to die or people starving? cry and at the end you win a Pulitzer prize for it

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Re: Powerful Photos That Tell A Story by Akshow: 11:45am On Dec 31, 2012
amazing pix

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