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Published on November 26, 2007

Author: abhare.hemant

Source: slideshare.net


It is said that a picture can represent the thousand words.. words which we cant express. This is one of my collection of rare photographs. Photographs which made the history.. every picture in unique in its own sense.. just watch it.. enjoy it.. feel it.. and comment.. cheers

Rare Pics.. Part I By Hemant Abhare

The Plight of Kosovo Refugee [1999] by Carol Guzy...it shows 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.

Death of a loyalist soldier [1936 ]by Robert Capa....photo he took on the Cordoba Front of a Loyalist Militiaman who had just been shot and was in the act of falling to his death...This is the best-known picture of the Spanish civil war....

Oklahoma city bombing [1995] by Charles Porter....The image of firefighter Chris Fields holding the dying infant Baylee Almon....

Dragging a Vietcong Soldier [1965]...At the time the public saw it, it made quite a buzz, people realized how wrong the war is. The picture shows American trooper dragging the body of a vietcong soldier with their tank...

War Underfoot [2003]...by Carolin....Picture of bullet casings carpet a street in Monrovia (the capital of Liberia), at the heart of the battlefield between government and rebel soldiers...

Burning Monk, the self immolation [1963] by Malcolm Browne.... June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burned himself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bring attention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime that controlled the South Vietnamese government at the time

Segregated water fountain [1950] by Elliott Erwitt....Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina....

Bliss [~2000] by Charles O’Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County...Bliss is the name of a photograph of a landscape in Napa County, California, east of Sonoma Valley. It contains rolling green hills and a blue sky with stratocumulus and cirrus clouds. The image is used as the default computer wallpaper for the “Luna” theme in Windows XP

Fire on Marlborough Street July 22, 1975,by Stanley J. Forman....Forman shot the picture of a young woman, Diana Bryant, and a very young girl, Tiare Jones when they fell helplessly. Diana Bryant was pronounced dead at the scene. The young girl lived....

The photo by the staff of Dallas Morning Post wins the Pulitzer Prize for Breaking News Photography "for its vivid photographs depicting the chaos and pain after Hurricane Katrina engulfed New Orleans.

The First Colored photograph [1961] by Thomas Sutton...This was taken by taken by photographer Thomas Sutton under direct supervision of James Clerk Maxwell (nineteen century mathematician) - the famous author of Maxwell Equations.

Assasination of Japan Socialist Inejiro Asanuma [1960] by Yasushi Nagao...This picture was taken only a second before the japanese socialist Party leader Asanuma was assassinated by an right wing student...

The power of One by Oded Balilty....powerful photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank...

11 February 1990 Freedom for Nelson Mandela Leading anti-apartheid campaigner Nelson Mandela has been freed from prison in South Africa after 27 years. His release follows the relaxation of apartheid laws... including lifting the ban on leading black rights party the African National Congress (ANC) by South African President FW de Klerk.

Princess Diana died August 31, 1997. Her funeral September 6, 1997 saw seen by 33 million viewers around the world. That day was at once sorrowful and uplifting as Diana, Princess of Wales, was remembered as a woman of "natural nobility" whose life of compassion and style transcended sometimes abusive press coverage...

28 January 1986 The American space shuttle, Challenger, has exploded killing all seven astronauts on board. The five men and two women - including the first teacher in space - were just over a minute into their flight from Cape Canaveral in Florida when the Challenger blew up....

The fall of the Berlin Wall 1989 At that time, the Cold War was still dominant. Hardly anybody predicted the collapse of the Soviet Union until just before it happened in 1989, so most 1980 forecasts for the year 2000 retained the Cold War as the defining feature. The fall of the Berlin Wall is a very visible sign of the collapse of the Soviet Union.

Apollo 11 astronaut Buzz Aldrin salutes the American flag planted on the lunar surface The date that made history was July 20, 1969. Millions of Americans heard Neil Armstrong say: "That's one small step for a man, one giant leap for mankind."...

Assassination of John F Kennedy in Dallas on Nov. 23, 1963....

This picture of the “mushroom cloud" is a very accurate approximation of the enormous quantity of energy spread below. The first atomic bomb, released on August 6 in Hiroshima (Japan) killed about 80,000 people. It didn’t render the Japanese to surrender.

On D-Day, June 6, 1944, 156,000 American, British and Canadian troops landed on Normandy beaches to begin the liberation of Europe from its Nazi occupiers. It was said to be the largest build-up and movement of soldiers in the history of mankind...

Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima historic photograph taken on February 23, 1945, by Joe Rosenthal. It shows five US Marines and a US Navy corpsman raising the American flag on Mount Suribachi. This photograph was reprinted in thousands of publications. Later, it became the only photograph to win the Pulitzer Prize for Photography in the same year it was published. The photo was regarded as one of the most significant and recognizable images of the war & one of the most reproduced photograph of all times

Pearl Harbor: December 7, 1941 The surprise was complete. The planes came in two waves; the first hit its target at 7:53 am the second at 8:55. By 9:55 it was all over. By 1:00 pm carriers launched planes 274 heading for Japan. Behind them they left 2,403 dead, 188 destroyed planes and a crippled Pacific Fleet that included 8 destroyed battleships..

The famous picture of the airship Hindenburg as it exploded and crashed spectacularly while docking at Lakehurst, NJ on May 6, 1937 and 35 people died

Sunday, November 26, 1922, Howard Carter, Discovers the Tomb of Tutankhamun. King Tut was an insignificant ruler who died young and was soon forgotten by his people. His lack of renown likely helped protect his tomb from grave robbers, which was finally opened in 1922 by Howard Carter in the most important archeological event of the 20th century.

To be continued….

To be continued….

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