8 Photos That Shocked The World
1. Haiti Earthquake
The January 12, 2010 Port-Au-Prince, Haiti, earthquake was one of the worst natural disasters in modern time. The Death toll of the catastrophic 7.0 Mw magnitude earthquake was estimated to be between 100,000 and 160,000 people. This picture below was taken during the restoration work. This is a truly sad and moving picture of a man throwing a dead child onto a hip of dead bodies. It gives a true picture of the destruction that happened in Haiti and makes me feel lucky to have been born in a country that is not prone to natural disasters.
2. Uganda: A contrast of Wealth and Fatal Hopelessness
Nothing contrasts the immense wealth of western nations and the fatal poverty of third world countries better than this photo. Mike Wells’ photo shows the real extend of starvation in Africa. The magazine that he took the picture for refused to publish the photo but he later entered a photo competition where he brought the picture to a global audience.
3. The Burning by Monk Malcolm W. Browne
On June 11, 1963, the world woke up to a shocking picture taken from Saigon, Vietnam. The picture below shows the self-immolation of Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk, who calmly sat on a mat laid by fellow monks, doused himself with gasoline, and set himself on fire to protest the Catholic regime then in power (and puppetted by the US) that had banned the practice of traditional Buddhism. The monk’s actions set of deadly protests throughout the country, which ended the Catholic regime. Photograph by Malcolm Browne.
4. Rwanda Massacre
In 1994, the extremist Hutus began slaughtering the Tutsis in the African country of Rwanda. The genocide left 800,000 dead. While there are thousands of the shocking pictures that shows the death rate of this month long genocide, this one is the most shocking and sad. It shows a dying woman breastfeeding her child in a field full of dead people waiting to be buried.
5. 'Liking isn't Helping'
This photo is an ad- campaign promoted by Crisis Relief Singapore, which won the Gold Lion at the Cannes Festival. The ad intention was to sensitize the public that the “LIKE” button does really mean much to the kids who are dying halfway around the globe. Make a more meaningful contribution to the world’s problems by contributing to charity.
6. Stop This War!
War has never been easy and never will be; even for the winning side. War is, simply put hell. It destroys nations, families, and people. War though is something that has been one constant throughout human history. At the wake of a war are thousands of people crying from the loss that war brings. Nothing says this better than this picture. This is the story of way:
7. Saigon Execution by Eddie Adams
This picture shows the atrocity of the Vietnam war, and its brutal behavior, which is carried over by Humanity. More proof that war is an evil that turns men into animals without humanity.
8. Lynching Of Young Blacks By Lawrence H. Beitler
Lawrence Beitler took the photo in 1930. It shows the scene of the hanging of two black men accused of raping a young white girl. This Photograph was used to show the Diplomacy of Whites during that age.