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40 Most Shocking and Heart Touching Photographs Ever Taken

In this post collection of iconic photographs which shocked the world, all these pictures are mere proof, heartbreak of loss, the tremendous power of loyalty and the triumph of the human spirit.

 

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Loyalist Militiaman at the Moment of Death by Robert Capa, This Picture by Robert Capa, was taken on september 5, 1936. The person in this picture is identified to be anarchist federico borrell Garcia.

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A 4-month-old baby girl in a pink bear suit is miraculously rescued from the rubble by soldiers after four days missing following the Japanese tsunami.

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Taken by Dorothea Lange, The photograph that has become known as “Migrant Mother” is one of a series of photographs that Dorothea Lange made of Florence Owens Thompson and her children in February or March of 1936 in Nipomo, California.

 

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Taken by Richard Drew, a Photojournlaist with assocaited press. During the september 11 attacks in newyork city. The jumper was never identified then. Many people were forced to jump out from the windows to avoid smoke and fire.

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People Paying last tributes the the soldiers who died in war, while a young lady is seen grieving.

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Taken bu Oded Balilty. This moving picture winner of pulitzer prize shows us the heroic moment of this woman fighting against those militia.

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Taken by Mike wells, shows us the hand of an Ugandan Boy holded by a missionary. This image strikes us a reminder about the disparity in this world.

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Taken by Carol Guzy. This is the Picture of a refugee Agim Shala, two years old, who was passed on to the hands of her grandparents at a camp in Albania run by UAE.

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Taken by John Filo, May 4 1970. This picture bagged Pulitzer prize for describing the moment of a fourteen year old crying over a body of Jeffrey Muller, who was shot by the Ohio National Guard.

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Taken by Conrad Schumann. This picture was later added to the UNESCO world programme as a memento for documenting the fall of Berlin Wall.

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Taken by James Natcheway. This Picture tells the genocide which took place in rwanda. This Hutu man was in one of those concentration camps who was brutally tortured. He then managed to survive once freed.

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Taken by Elliot Erwitt. Symbolises the apartheid in africa, the discrimination they faced against the oddness.

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Taken by Raghu Rai, a Indian Photojournalist, who was asked to join by Henri-cartier-Bresson. This Picture was made on the Chemical Disaster in Bhopal during 1984. He even did exhibit the pictures to support the survivors of the disaster.

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Taken by Don McCullin. It was in Biafra, almost more than 3 years of war have ruined the lives of more than a million people . He was petrified in seeing the scene of more than 900 children living in a camp almost close to a point of death.

 

 

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This Picture shows the reunion of Mother and child. The times of war and how cruel a departure can be to a family.

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This Picture of a Monk Thich Quang Duc, who allegedly burnt himself down. It was due to the rising rivalry between catholics and buddhists in the vietnam. The Monk didnt even move, he remained absolutely still even while burning.

 

 

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This Picture shows the Federal dead on the Battle field of Gettysburg in Pennsylvania, during the period of 1860′s.

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Taken by Stuart Franklin of Magnum Photos. This Picture shows a Man who was seen dancing infront of the tankers. At first the photographer himself didnt believe it to be so iconic, then later it became one of it.

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Taken by Charles Moore. This Picture was a result of an argument these lads had with the officers. It was during one of Pictures during reign of Martin Luther King Jr.

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Taken by Lewis W. Hine an American Photographer. It shows the condition of child labor and the hardlives of people in coal mine Located in the south Pittson Pennsylvania.

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Taken by Freddy Alborta. The Man of revolutionaires “Che” Guevera. This picture has a striking similarity to the one of Jesus from the cross. This Picture also made the people to adopt the slogan “Che Lives”

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Taken by Marc Riboud. It was during a protest by a woman during the vietnam war, It undecidedly became a picture and symbol of Flower Power Movement.

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Taken by Mads Nissen. This shows a Man distressed with himself after watching the scenes of a 8.0 Size Earthquake hitting the Sichuan Province China.

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Taken by Claude P. Dettloff. Titled as Wait for me Daddy, is more than an emotional statement on the conditions of war. This kid was seen running away from his mother to his father, Private Jack Bernard. This Picture was made to drive war bonding.

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A Sudan People’s Liberation Army soldier stands at attention on the eve of South Sudan’s independence from Sudan.

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Taken by Nick Ut, who won pulitzer prize for this picture. This Picture was taken during the south Vietnamese attack during 1972. The Girl running towards the camera is safe and still alive.

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Taken by the award winning south african PhotoJounralist Kevin Carter. This Picture was taken at a local feeding center in Sudan. He was at the receiving end of harsh criticism’s for not helping the child.

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A monk prays for an elderly man who had died suddenly while waiting for a train in Shanxi Taiyuan, China.

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Taken by Luis Orlando Lagos. This Picture shows Allende the democratic president of a state in Americas. At first the photographer remained anonymous. This was the last picture of Allende. He was believed to have commited suicide then.

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This Famous Picture is of Dr.Fritz, standing in middle of a mass grave at the Concentration camp of Bergen – Belsen. This Doctors main duty was to send these prisoners to the gas chambers to be killed later.

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Pele and British captain Bobby Moore trade jerseys in 1970 as a sign of mutual respect during a World Cup that had been marred by racism.

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Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart.

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Robert Peraza pauses at his son’s name on the 9/11 Memorial during the tenth anniversary ceremonies at the site of the World Trade Center.

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PoW Horace Greasley defiantly confronts Heinrich Himmler during an inspection of the camp he was confined in. Greasley also famously escaped from the camp and snuck back in more than 200 times to meet in secret with a local German girl he had fallen in love with.

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A dog named “Leao” sits for a second consecutive day at the grave of her owner, who died in the disastrous landslides near Rio de Janiero on January 15, 2011

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Journalists Euna Lee and Laura Ling, who had been arrested in North Korea and sentenced to 12 years hard labor, are reunited with their families in California after a successful diplomatic intervention by the U.S.

 

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