Snapshots from a not-so-happy globe

Unforgettable Photos

Racism/Segregation in the United States (Douglas Martin, USA)

1957. The first day of Dorothy Counts at the Harry Harding High School in the United States. Counts was one of the first black students admitted in the school, and she was no longer able to stand the harassments after 4 days.
Photo credit: Douglas Martin, USA


Assasination (Yasushi Nagao, Japan)

January 12, 1960. A second before the Japanese Socialist Party leader Asanuma was murdered by an opponent student.
Photo credit: Yasushi Nagao, Japan


Protest (Malcolm W. Browne, USA)

1963. Thich Quang Duc, the Buddhist priest in Southern Vietnam, burns himself to death protesting the government's torture policy against priests. Thich Quang Dug never made a sound or moved while he was burning.
Photo credit: Malcolm W. Browne, USA



Death (Héctor Rondón Lovera, Venezuela)

1962. A soldier shot by a sniper hangs onto a priest in his last moments.
Photo credit: Héctor Rondón Lovera, Venezuela


Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1965. A mom and her children try to cross the river in South Vietnam in an attempt to run away from the American bombs.
Photo credit: Kyoichi Sawada, Japan


Vietnam War (Kyoichi Sawada, Japan)

1966. U.S. troops in South Vietnam are dragging a dead Vietkong soldier.
Photo credit: Kyoichi Sawada, Japan


Vietnam War (Eddie Adams, USA)

February 1, 1968. South Vietnam police chief Nguyen Ngoc Loan shots a young suspect. See here for more on this..
Photo credit: Eddie Adams, USA


Vietnam War (Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam)

1972. After South Vietnam planes accidentally drop a bomb on a town.
Photo credit: Ut Cong Huynh, Vietnam


Assasination of Salvador Allende, Chili (Unknown photographer)

1973. A few seconds before Chile's elected president Salvador Allende is dead during the coup.
Photo credit: Unknown photographer


Accident (Stanley Forman, USA)

1975. A woman and a girl falling down after the fire escape collapses.
Photo credit: Stanley Forman, USA


Hunger in Uganda (Michael Wells, U.K.)

1980. A kid in Uganda about to die of hunger, and a missionaire.

Photo credit: Michael Wells, U.K.


Seizure of the Spain Parliament (Manuel Pérez Barriopedro, Spain)

February 23, 1981. Colonel Molina ve military police seizes the Parliament building in Spain. The photographer did not expect the scene, and hid the films in his shoe.
Photo credit: Manuel Pérez Barriopedro, Spain


Dead bodies of the Palestianian refugees in Lebanon (Robin Moyer, USA)

1982. Palestinian refugees murdered in Beirut, Lebanon.
Photo credit: Robin Moyer, USA


South Korea (Anthony Suau, USA)

1987. A mother in South Korea apologizes and asks for forgiveness for his son who was arrested after attending a protest. He was protesting the alleged manipulations in the general elections.
Photo credit: Anthony Suau, USA


Protest in China (Charlie Cole, USA)

1989. A young man in China stands before the tanks during protests for democratic reforms.
Photo credit: Charlie Cole, USA


Hunger in Somalia (James Nachtwey, USA)

1992. A mother in Somalia holds the body of her child who died of hunger.
Photo credit: James Nachtwey, USA


Torture in Rwanda (James Nachtwey, USA)

1994. A man who was tortured by the soldiers since he was suspected to have spoken with the Tutsi rebels.
Photo credit: James Nachtwey, USA


Civil War in Angola (Francesco Zizola, Italy)

1996. Kids who are shocked by the civil war in Angola.
Photo credit: Francesco Zizola, Italy


Dead Afghan kid (Erik Refner, Denmark)

2001. An Afghani refugee kid's body is being prepared for the funeral in Pakistan.
Photo credit: Erik Refner, Denmark


Digging graves in Iran after the earthquake (Eric Grigorian, USA)

2002. Soldiers and villagers in IRan are digging graves for the victims of the earthquake. A kid holds his father's pants before he is buried.
Photo credit: Eric Grigorian, USA)


Iraqi prisoner with his child (Jean-Marc Bouju, France)

2003. An Iraqi prisoner of war tries to calm down his child.
Photo credit: Jean-Marc Bouju, France


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