In a blink of an eye

For most of us an image does worth more than 1000 words.

Since the beginning of photography there was an evolution that lead us to where we are, a moment in which we can take or own photos, and that will give us hundreds if not thousands of memories that we will be able to share with more than words.

 

Photography is also a way to share news, and also in that aspect it grown from something that was restricted to journalist to something that is now shared trough the social networks with images that can be taken with a simple mobile phone.

 

 

This Art, or way of make news gave us some off the most important images in history, personally these are the ones that marked me the most with no specific order:

 

 

 

by Nic Ut

by Eddie Adams

 by Steve McCurry

by Kevin Carter

A couple of months after winning a Pulitzer with this photo Kevin Carter killed himself.

by Frank Fournier

Omayra Sánchez was a 13-year-old victim of the 1985 eruption of the Nevado del Ruiz volcano, which erupted on November 13, 1985, in Armero, Colombia causing massive lahars which killed nearly 25,000 people. Trapped for three days in water, concrete, and other debris before she died, Omayra captured the attention of the media as volunteer workers told of a girl they were unable to save. Videos of her communicating with workers, smiling and making gestures to video cameras circulated around the media. Her “courage and dignity” touched Frank Fournier and many other relief workers who gathered around her to pray and be with her.

After 60 hours of struggling, she died. Her death highlighted the failure of officials to respond promptly to the threat of the volcano and also the struggle for volunteer rescue workers to save trapped victims who would otherwise be quickly saved and treated. Sánchez became famous for a photograph of her taken shortly before her death by photojournalist Frank Fournier. When published worldwide after the young girl’s death, the image spawned considerable controversy.  ( wikipedia)

The Falling Man
by  Richard Drew
Lunchtime atop a Skyscraper famous photo
by Charles C. Ebbets
famous photo kiss in times square
by Alfred Eisenstaedt

 

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