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40 Of the Most Powerful Photographs


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  • Moc dekuji, paní Mirko za vsechny Vase "like´s "
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  • Una de las muestras más completas que he tenido ante mí.Guimera,
    con sus fotos,HABLA aunque parezca paradójico,mostrando todo
    su dolor e indignación ante fenómenos impropios del ser humano
    que exhibe su orfandad de sentimientos,en su afan por destruir a
    sus semejantes.Está magníficamente logrado y es un elocuente
    documento de la barbarie.
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  • “Even the most troubled epoch is worthy of respect, because it is the work not just of a few people but of humanity; and thus it is the work of creative nature – which is often cruel but never absurd. If this epoch in which we are living is a cruel one it is more than never our duty to love it, to penetrate it with our love till will have removed the heavy weight of matter screening the light that shines on the farther side” ( Walther Ratheneau). Thank you for sharing this moving collection of iconic photographs.
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40 Of the Most Powerful Photographs

  1. 1. PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of thecamp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuckback in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen inlove with.
  2. 2. 40 Of The Most Powerful PhotographsA 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
  3. 3. Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.
  4. 4. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument
  5. 5. A Romanian child hands aheart-shaped balloon to riotpoliceduring protests againstausterity measures inBucharest.
  6. 6. Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the OccupyWall Street protests in 2011.
  7. 7. A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train inShanxi Taiyuan, China
  8. 8. A dog named "Leao" sits for asecond consecutive dayat the grave of her owner, whodied in the disastrouslandslides near Rio de Janieroon January 15, 2011
  9. 9. The 1968 Olympics BlackPower Salute: AfricanAmerican athletesTommie Smith and JohnCarlos raise their fists in agesture of solidarityat the 1968 Olympicgames. Australian Silvermedalist Peter Normanwore an Olympic Projectfor Human Rights badgein support of their protest.Both Americans wereexpelled from the gamesas a result
  10. 10. Jewish prisoners at the moment of their liberation from an internment camp "deathtrain" near the Elbe in 1945
  11. 11. John F. Kennedy Jr. salutes his fathers coffin along with the honor guard.
  12. 12. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the uprisings in Cairo, Egypt,in 2011.
  13. 13. A North Korean man waves his hand as a South Korean relative weeps, following aluncheon meeting during inter-Korean temporary family reunions at Mount Kumgangresort October 31, 2010. Four hundred and thirty-six South Koreans were allowed tospend three days in North Korea to meet their 97 North Korean relatives, whom they hadbeen separated from since the 1950-53 war.
  14. 14. A dog is reunited with his owner following the tsunami in Japan in 2011.
  15. 15. "Wait For Me Daddy," byClaude P. Dettloff, October1, 1940:A line of soldiers march inBritish Columbia on theirway to a waiting train asfive-year-old WhiteyBernard tugs away fromhis mothers hand to reachout for his father
  16. 16. Navy chaplain Luis Padillogives last rites to a soldierwounded by sniper fire during arevolt in Venezuela.
  17. 17. Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she wasknocked to the ground by a police officers riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia.Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the BostonBruins.
  18. 18. A mother comforts her son in Concord, Alabama, near his house which was completelydestroyed by a tornado in April of 2011.
  19. 19. Pearl Harbor survivor Houston James of Dallas is overcome with emotion as heembraces Marine Staff Sgt. Mark Graunke Jr. during the Dallas Veterans DayCommemoration at Dallas City Hall in 2005. Sgt Graunke, who was a member of aMarine ordnance-disposal team, lost a hand, leg, and eye while defusing a bomb in Iraqin July of 2004.
  20. 20. Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, both of New York, embrace afterbecoming the first same-sex couple to get married at the Manhattan City Clerks officein 2011.
  21. 21. A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble bysoldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami.
  22. 22. A French civilian cries in despair as Nazis occupy Paris during World War II.
  23. 23. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturdaybushfires that burned across Victoria, Australia, in 2009.
  24. 24. Robert Peraza pauses at his sons name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenthanniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.
  25. 25. Jacqueline Kennedy wears her pink Chanel suit, still stained with the blood of herhusband, as Lyndon Johnson takes the oath of office in Air Force One. According toLady Bird Johnson, who was also present: "Her hair [was] falling in her face but [shewas] very composed ... I looked at her. Mrs. Kennedys dress was stained with blood.One leg was almost entirely covered with it and her right glove was caked, it was cakedwith blood – her husbands blood. Somehow that was one of the most poignant sights –that immaculate woman, exquisitely dressed, and caked in blood."
  26. 26. Tanisha Blevin, 5, holds the hand of fellow Hurricane Katrina victim NitaLaGarde, 105, as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.
  27. 27. A girl in isolation for radiation screening looks at her dog through a window inNihonmatsu, Japan on March 14.
  28. 28. Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had been arrested in North Korea andsentenced to 12 years hard labor, are reunited with their families in California after asuccessful diplomatic intervention by the U.S.
  29. 29. Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months.
  30. 30. The iconic photo of Tank Man, the unknown rebel who stood in front of a column ofChinese tanks in an act of defiance following the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989
  31. 31. "La Jeune Fille a la Fleur," a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist JaneRose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during aprotest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventuallybecome the symbol of the flower powermovement.
  32. 32. Another, recently unearthed photo of the Tank Man incident, which shows a new angleof his act of protest, now at a distance. Tank Man can be seen through the trees on theleft, and the tanks can be seen on the far right.
  33. 33. Harold Whittles hears for thefirst time ever after a doctorplaces an earpiece in his leftear.
  34. 34. Helen Fisher kisses the hearse carrying the body of her 20-year-old cousin, PrivateDouglas Halliday, as he and six other fallen soldiers are brought through the town ofWootton Bassett in England.
  35. 35. U.S. Army troops wade ashore during the D-Day Normandy landings on June 6, 1944.
  36. 36. A German World War II prisoner, released by the Soviet Union, is reunited with hisdaughter. The child had not seen her father since she was one year old.
  37. 37. Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt.Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrolduring his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks beforehe was due to return home.
  38. 38. Pele and British captainBobby Moore trade jerseysin 1970 as a sign of mutualrespect during a World Cupthat had been marred byracism.
  39. 39. A Sudan Peoples Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of SouthSudans independence from Sudan.
  40. 40. Greg Cook hugs his dog Coco after find her inside his destroyed home in Alabamafollowing the Tornado in March, 2012.
  41. 41. Earthrise: A photo taken by astronaut William Anders during the Apollo 8 mission in 1968.
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