Take a break from celeb pics....lets post famous pictures that change humankind or depict human emotion or just simply famous (like the bliss picture
Lunch atop skycrapper 1932 - GE Building NY
Sharbat Gula was one of the students in an informal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given the opportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity and captured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. She made it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identity was discovered in 1992.
Fires at Melborough Street On July 22, 1975 - Boston Herald
A young woman, Diana Bryant, and a very young girl, Tiare Jones fell helplessly. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. The young girl lived. Despite a heroic effort, the fireman who tried to grab them had been just seconds away from saving the lives of both.
Iraqi man comforts his son at a holding center for prisoners of war in An Najaf, Iraq, 31 March 2003
1994- Stricken Sudanese child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away, with fat vulture awaiting.
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 . Just like Kevin Carter in Sudanese famine picture, the photographer who took this pic was heavily criticized.
A lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank. (2007)
June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc,a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death in downtown Saigon to protest oppresive Catholic regime in South
Vietnam. While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.
Bliss is the name of a photograph of a landscape in Napa County, California, east of Sonoma Valley. It contains rolling green hills and a blue sky with stratocumulus and cirrus clouds.The photograph was taken by the professional photographer Charles O'Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County.
a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.