This was probably the first photograph that influenced me into wanting to be a photojournalist. Shot by Kevin Carter during the political war of South Africa in the 90's. The starving girl is being stalked by a vulture ready for its next meal. It won the Pulitzer prize and Carter came across a lot of criticism when he mentioned that he didn't help the girl. This and other horrors led Carter to sadly take his own life shortly after. Most disturbing body of work Ive seen
"US soldier with a South Vietnamese child, Vietnam (Philip Jones Griffiths, 1967)." Look at the soldier's eyes. Whenever you look into the eyes of a soldier who has experienced combat, I've notice,they always look like this. I've seen pictures of soldiers from the Civil War, WWI and WWII and this is how they all look. It's very humbling. Biddy Craft
Victory Day (9 May) " Victory Day, as he was far from us, As in the fire melted extinct coal. There were miles, charred in the dust - This day we were approaching as they could. Chorus: This Victory Day Smell of gunpowder, This holiday With graying at the temples. It is a joy With tears in his eyes. Days and nights in open-hearth furnaces Our homeland is not closed eyes. Days and nights of hard fought battle -This day we were approaching as they could.
An East German soldier helping a boy cross the newly formed ‘Berlin Wall,’ 1961. The boy was found on the opposite side of the wall from his family. Despite given orders by the East German government to let no one pass, the soldier helped the boy through the barbwire.
This horrific photo shows a Jewish woman victim of a starvation experiment at the Dachau "hospital". Pictures like this make me want to howl with rage and fury, not only that these things were done, but that the world knew and let them be done. Don't be fooled into thinking modern man has changed much. Torture, cruelty, and genocide are endemic in many, if not most, parts of the world today.
Warsaw, Poland, A starving child in a ghetto street, 1941. One of the photographs taken by the German photographer Willi George over the course of a single day in the summer of 1941. The photographs are unique in that they were not staged, but showed the ghetto as it truly was.
Children. They are the most vulnerable victims of war and genocide. Between 1933 and 1945, millions of children were displaced as a result of persecution by the Nazis and their collaborators. After World War II, relief agencies photographed some of the children who survived to help find their families. Now, more than 65 years later, the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum is working to discover what became of these young survivors. I want to visit this museum this year!