Author: Lorian Mr
•10/24/2008 09:52:00 PM
In my opinion, this is a very good website. There’re many famous photos which tell you something about this world: good or bad, that is for you to judge.

In this post, I introduce some photos. Please visit to read stories behind photos.

1. Stricken child crawling towards a food camp (1994)

The photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.
The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.

The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who
left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.

Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

2. Palestinian martyr (2000)

Jamil ad-Durra, trying to protect his son from israeli gunfire moments before the boy was shot dead, the father wounded and a Palestinian ambulance driver who came to rescue them, also killed.

Reporters watched helplessly as the boy and his father became trapped against a wall with nothing but a small concrete block for cover as bullets rained around them on a road near the Jewish settlement of Netzarim in the Gaza Strip. Mohammed crouched weeping behind his father, who tried in vain to shield him with his arms and body. At one point, the father raised his head and wagged his finger, as if to scold. Some time later, both were shot and Mohammed slumped into his father’s lap.

Mohammed died, while his father survived badly wounded. An ambulance driver, who braved the fierce shooting to try to rescue them, also killed.

3. Tiananmen Square (1989)

This is probably the most famous picture you know. This is the picture of a student who tries to stop the tanks in Tiananmen Square standing in front of them. The tank driver didn’t crush the man with the bags but shortly after, the square filled with blood. The photo showed the Chinese that there is hope. However, China is still controlled by a communist regime.

4. Oklahoma City Bombing (1995)

The image of firefighter Chris Fields holding the dying infant Baylee Almon won the Pulitzer Prize for Spot News Photography in 1996.Two people, Lester LaRue and Charles Porter, standing just three feet apart took almost the same image yet it was Charles Porter’s image that won the Pulitzer.

At 9:02, on April 19, 1995, Gulf War vet, Timothy McVeigh detonated 4,800 lbs of fertilizer and fuel oil. The resulting blast destroyed the Alfred P. Murrah Federal government Building and killed 168 people. The bombing, largest act of domestic terrorism, in America, shattered pre-911 America’s innocence.

As the fires raged rescue services and bystanders rushed to pull victims out of the twisted wreckage. Sifting through the rubble police officer, Sgt. John Avera found a small half buried body. Shouting. “I have a critical infant! I have a critical infant!” he thrust the, 1-year-old Baylee Almon into the arms of nearby firefighter Oklahoma City fire Capt. Chris Fields.

5. The plight of Kosovo refugees (1999)

The photo is part of The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how 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.

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On October 25, 2008 at 8:00 PM , love-ely said...

Hi Lorian, thank you for sharing this great photo. I look at the photo above for long time. I don't know what to say, still imagine it.
By the way, how are you?


On October 25, 2008 at 10:13 PM , lorian said...

At the first time I saw these photos, I had the same feeling like you.
There're things in this world we didn’t know.

On November 9, 2008 at 1:35 PM , randon said...

nice article :)

On April 27, 2010 at 3:44 AM , Anonymous said...

in the second photo, Jamil Ad-durra wasnt raising his finger as to scold, he was trying to gesture to the israeli soldiers (who could see him and his son plainly) to not shoot at him and his son.

On October 6, 2011 at 2:44 PM , free online movies said...

its looks that that time is really very troubleshot for those people who suffered this,.