Thread: Photos that changed the world
09-14-2004, 07:45 AM #1
Photos that changed the world
Tiananmen Square 1989
A hunger strike by 3,000 students in Beijing had grown to a protest of more than a million as the injustices of a nation cried for reform. For seven weeks the people and the People’s Republic, in the person of soldiers dispatched by a riven Communist Party, warily eyed each other as the world waited. When this young man simply would not move, standing with his meager bags before a line of tanks, a hero was born. A second hero emerged as the tank driver refused to crush the man, and instead drove his killing machine around him. Soon this dream would end, and blood would fill Tiananmen. But this picture had shown a billion Chinese that there is hope.
For years, Birmingham, Ala., was considered “the South’s toughest city,” home to a large black population and a dominant class of whites that met in frequent, open hostility. Birmingham in 1963 had become the cause célèbre of the black civil rights movement as nonviolent demonstrators led by Rev. Martin Luther King Jr. repeatedly faced jail, dogs and high-velocity hoses in their tireless quest to topple segregation. This picture of people being pummeled by a liquid battering ram rallied support for the plight of the blacks.
Michael Dukakis, 1988 - Another Landmark Image
After Gary Hart was photographed with a model (no, not his wife) in 1988 on a boat dubbed Monkey Business, Massachusetts Governor Michael Dukakis became the Democrat's choice to run for President against George Bush. At a General Dynamics plant in Michigan, the Duke wanted to show he was no softie on defense, so took a spin in a tank. Compared with the dashing WWII pilot Bush, the little Dukakis came off a clown, and the photo op blew up in his face.
Dead on the Beach 1943
When LIFE ran this stark, haunting photograph of a beach in Papua New Guinea on September 20, 1943, the magazine felt compelled to ask in an adjacent full-page editorial, “Why print this picture, anyway, of three American boys dead upon an alien shore?” Among the reasons: “words are never enough . . . words do not exist to make us see, or know, or feel what it is like, what actually happens.” But there was more to it than that; LIFE was actually publishing in concert with government wishes. President Franklin D. Roosevelt was convinced that Americans had grown too complacent about the war, so he lifted the ban on images depicting U.S. casualties. Strock’s picture and others that followed in LIFE and elsewhere had the desired effect. The public, shocked by combat’s grim realities, was instilled with yet greater resolve to win the war.
Heres the link, some real interesting stuff!
09-14-2004, 07:56 AM #2
09-14-2004, 07:57 AM #3
Agreed. Kinda makes you put your life in check.
09-14-2004, 08:00 AM #4
the 1st one has always been one of my favorites. Truely the man standing in the street is the epitome of courage and standing up for your beliefs.
09-14-2004, 08:09 AM #5Originally Posted by symatech
yup, u really gotta give it to the guy.
09-14-2004, 08:39 AM #6
Good stuff...... thanks!
09-14-2004, 08:42 AM #7
Yeah those do put things in perspective.
09-14-2004, 08:44 AM #8
09-14-2004, 08:47 AM #9
not to seem morbid... but you could say this pic caused lots of commotion when it was published.
09-14-2004, 08:51 AM #10
was that vietnam?
09-14-2004, 08:53 AM #11
yes, pic was taken immediately after the trigger was pulled.
09-14-2004, 09:04 AM #12
i know that was before i was born, but i remeber reading about it.
09-14-2004, 09:22 AM #13VET
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what about that picture of the guy who set himself on fire in the middle of the street.
09-14-2004, 09:26 AM #14Originally Posted by KeyMastur
09-14-2004, 09:27 AM #15
Thich Quang Duc - His entire body disintegrated......except for his heart. it was ceremonially creamated later...with no success.
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09-14-2004, 09:27 AM #16Originally Posted by mass junkie
09-14-2004, 09:36 AM #17Originally Posted by symatech
where are his brains if that pic was taken as soon as the gun was fired?
09-14-2004, 09:37 AM #18
the bullet would be entering his head. hence the expression on his face. look at the trigger finger.
09-14-2004, 09:43 AM #19Originally Posted by symatech
09-17-2004, 06:24 PM #20
09-17-2004, 06:34 PM #21
Here is a photo that really changed the world!
The world! As seen from the moon, appollo 8 mission to the moon...
09-17-2004, 06:44 PM #22
Wow great site, messy. Good stuff bro
09-17-2004, 07:18 PM #23
09-17-2004, 07:34 PM #24
09-17-2004, 07:36 PM #25
Here is another
09-17-2004, 07:38 PM #26
Seeing that pic of the kid with the buzzard behind him makes me want to hold on to my kids tight. Man... that's a sad scene
09-17-2004, 07:52 PM #27Originally Posted by BigMike J
09-17-2004, 07:58 PM #28
that first one i really like and definately shows something special!!!
09-17-2004, 08:48 PM #29
Here is one for the bros who are old enough to remember the cold war... and it's end...
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09-17-2004, 09:09 PM #31
Puts your life in perspetive, we all have it so good...compare to some less fortunate, our worst days beats a lot of these people's best days...XXLSOURCE CHECKS ONLY FOR USERS WITH OVER 100 POSTS.
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09-17-2004, 10:22 PM #32
Yeah, but i bet in the morning i won't give them a second thought... pretty messed up. Yep taking lives for granted <---spelled wright? :
09-17-2004, 10:22 PM #33
wright = right
09-18-2004, 12:17 AM #34
Well, i don't know if it changed the world, but it certainly, undoubtedly and forever changed my world.
09-18-2004, 01:35 AM #35
There were originally 50-70 photos from the landings at Normandy (I forget how many exactly) but when the rolls were rushed back to London for developing the lab guy rushed to get them developed and all but 12 were lost forever. It really is a shame that happened. These are some of the best known combat photos of all time.
09-18-2004, 12:39 PM #36Anabolic Member
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09-18-2004, 12:50 PM #37Originally Posted by BigGreen
I agrre with you mike, we are all **** lucky.
09-18-2004, 01:01 PM #38
Still cant believe he's white.
Originally Posted by BigGreen
09-18-2004, 01:25 PM #39
awesome pics man.
09-18-2004, 01:30 PM #40Originally Posted by BigGreen
great thread by the way
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