A picture is worth a thousand words, but not all pictures are created equal. The pictures we usually feature on Bored Panda can be cute, beautiful, funny, or enchanting, but these pictures are powerful. They are gripping and unforgettable because of the volumes they speak about the human condition – about some of the best and worst moments of contemporary human existence.
Some of these photographs may mean more to some of our readers than to others. But hopefully, they will remind us all that the world can always use a little bit more love, tolerance, compassion and understanding.
P.S: we always try our best to credit each and every photographer, but sometimes it’s impossible to track some of them. Please leave a comment if you know the missing authors.
1. Starving boy and missionary
Image credits: Mike Wells
2. Inside an Auschwitz gas chamber
Image credits: kligon5
3. Heart surgeon after 23-hour-long (successful) heart transplant. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.
Image credits: James Stanfield
4. Father and son (1949 vs 2009)
Image credits: Vojage-Vojage
5. Diego Frazão Torquato, 12 year old Brazilian playing the violin at his teacher’s funeral. The teacher had helped him escape poverty and violence through music
Image credits: salvemasnossascriancas.blogspot.com
6. A Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano in Chechnya in 1994
Image credits: drugoi.livejournal.com
7. Young man just found out his brother was killed
Image credits: Nhat V. Meyer
8. Christians protect Muslims during prayer in the midst of the 2011 uprisings in Cairo, Egypt
Image credits: Nevine Zaki
9. A firefighter gives water to a koala during the devastating Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia, in 2009
Image credits: abc.net.au
10. Terri Gurrola is reunited with her daughter after serving in Iraq for 7 months
Image credits: Louie Favorite
11. Alcoholic father with his son
Image credits: imgur.com
12. Embracing couple in the rubble of a collapsed factory
Image credits: Taslima Akhter
13. Sunset on Mars
Image credits: nasa.gov
14. Five-year-old gypsy boy on New Year’s Eve 2006 in the gypsy community of St. Jacques, Perpignan, Southern France. It is quite common in St. Jacques for little boys to smoke
Image credits: Jesco Denzel
15. Hhaing The Yu, 29, holds his face in his hand as rain falls on the decimated remains of his home near Myanmar’s capital of Yangon (Rangoon). In May 2008, cyclone Nargis struck southern Myanmar, leaving millions homeless and claiming more than 100,000 lives
Image credits: Brian Sokol
16. “Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff in New Westminster, Canada, October 1, 1940
Image credits: Claud Detloff
17. An old WW2 Russian tank veteran finally found the old tank in which he passed through the entire war – standing in a small Russian town as a monument
Image credits: englishrussia.com
18. Flower power
Image credits: Bernie Boston
19. The Graves of a Catholic woman and her Protestant husband, Holland, 1888
Image credits: retronaut.com
20. Demonstration of condom usage at a public market in Jayapura, capital of Papua, 2009
Image credits: Adri Tambunan
21. Russian soldiers preparing for the Battle of Kursk, July 1943
Image credits: Shirak Karapetyan-Milshtein
Update: Our reader Leif-Erik pointed out that this photograph was actually created in 2006-2007 for a photo competition. It is based on archive photos from the war in Russia in 1941-1945.
22. Some parents, likely now in their 70′s, still looking for their missing child.
Image credits: reddit.com P.S: we always try our best to credit each and every photographer, but sometimes it’s impossible to track some of them. Please leave a comment if you know the missing authors.
Source: Bored Panda>http://myscienceacademy.org/2014/02/10/30-of-the-most-powerful-images-ever/
The owners' of the FEDERAL RESERVE SYSTEM "Fed" own the media and therefore, the imagery the Americans get to see are what the Fed dictates, that was until the INTERNET.
Pray for America alright, pray that the poor experiments can be healed, only the decision makers of the CRIMINAL FRAUD RICO SYSTEM "JURISPRUDENCE" CAN RIGHT THE WRONG OF U.S. CONSTITUTIONAL REPUBLIC DROWNING IN DEBT BELONGING TO THE HOGG$~SLOB$BLOB!
.. to be continued ...]