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      Photos That Changed the World

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      I understood the 'child' , disaster and death pictures, but what inspiration came from the other pics?


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      5 year old mother?? How is that even possible?

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      Watching that chinese guy get assassinated was pretty tight.
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      I think that that article was too focused on the negative. I don't even remember some of those negative photos. To me the most inspiring photos were the ones on the moon, "earthrise", the Wright Brothers, Martin Luther King.

      There are few times where the world just stops, they are usually for horrible reasons such as war or death. It's nice to see pictures where the world stopped and came together because they were just inspired. Where is the pictures of Neil Armstrong taking his first step on the moon?

      To me this is one of the most inspiring images:


      It's the Earth from 4 billion miles away. From there the entire world seems so small and the worlds problems seem so insignificant.

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      How in the hell did they manage to take a shot of the earth 4 billion miles away? What alien was holding the camera?

      Seriously though...how did they do that...we have no equipment/technology 4 billion miles away from us.

      btw...that Emmet Till picture gets me every time...to think that humans can be so cruel.
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jeff777 View Post
      How in the hell did they manage to take a shot of the earth 4 billion miles away? What alien was holding the camera?

      Seriously though...how did they do that...we have no equipment/technology 4 billion miles away from us.

      btw...that Emmet Till picture gets me every time...to think that humans can be so cruel.
      As of May 30, 2008, Voyager 1 is about 106.26 AU (16 billion km, or 9.87 billion miles) from the Sun,

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      Nevermind, arby said it.

      The picture is known as "the pale blue dot".

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      Mm. Imagine the utter silence of that place (in space). You'd probably feel like god or something, looking at the earth from there, at all the meaningless shit that goes on.

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      Jesus effing Christ! That must of been a hell of a road trip.
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      I believe that it took 20 years to get there. It's one of my favourite pics.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaut View Post
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      Powerful images indeed. But it's sad how brutal human beings can be.

      I think this quote is appropriate:
      "When the power of love overcomes the love of power the world will know peace." ~Jimmy Hendrix

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      Quote Originally Posted by Oneironaut View Post
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      That's a horrible compilation. And by horrible, I mean poorly compiled. As others have pointed out, a large number of those photos aren't even the least bit recognizable, and they're mostly negative. Also, some of the most important and influential photos are absent, such as:

      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:T..._Apollo_17.jpg
      http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:A..._bootprint.jpg

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      Quote Originally Posted by Lan View Post
      Powerful images indeed. But it's sad how brutal human beings can be.
      Agreed.. and some of the comments when you click on the pictures show the lack of emotional depth some people have.

      The picture and story I just can't shake is the dying child and vulture.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Clairity View Post
      Agreed.. and some of the comments when you click on the pictures show the lack of emotional depth some people have.

      The picture and story I just can't shake is the dying child and vulture.

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      My thoughts exactly...on some of the starving children comments and desegregation comments...people were saying things like "That's what those african's deserve" etc. Horrible. Simply horrible. And regarding that starving child and the vulture...did anyone else think to themselves..."Hey...why the hell isn't the photographer helping that little kid and shooing away the vulture?" Perhaps his photo was worth more than physical help
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      Quote Originally Posted by Jeff777 View Post
      And regarding that starving child and the vulture...did anyone else think to themselves..."Hey...why the hell isn't the photographer helping that little kid and shooing away the vulture?" Perhaps his photo was worth more than physical help
      The photographer killed himself 3 months after taking this picture. Below is an excerpt from his story ( http://www.time.com/time/magazine/ar...981431,00.html )

      "In 1993 Carter headed north of the border with Silva to photograph the rebel movement in famine-stricken Sudan. To make the trip, Carter had taken a leave from the Weekly Mail and borrowed money for the air fare. Immediately after their plane ) touched down in the village of Ayod, Carter began snapping photos of famine victims. Seeking relief from the sight of masses of people starving to death, he wandered into the open bush. He heard a soft, high-pitched whimpering and saw a tiny girl trying to make her way to the feeding center. As he crouched to photograph her, a vulture landed in view. Careful not to disturb the bird, he positioned himself for the best possible image. He would later say he waited about 20 minutes, hoping the vulture would spread its wings. It did not, and after he took his photographs, he chased the bird away and watched as the little girl resumed her struggle. Afterward he sat under a tree, lit a cigarette, talked to God and cried. "He was depressed afterward," Silva recalls. "He kept saying he wanted to hug his daughter.""

      The above makes my heart hurt. The child whimpering while trying to get to the feeding center. How he was careful not to disturb the bird so he could get his picture (how he hoped that it would spread its wings). Then when he got his picture, stood back and watched as the little girl resumed her struggle to reach food...

      This story will stay with me for a long time..

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      That's a shocking story Clairity. To me it's as moving as the Emmet Till picture/story.
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      I'm shocked he killed himself even though he had a family. I will never understand that kind of thinking.

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      Guilt in life is my guess.
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      I think those kinds of emotions should never override your responsibility to your loved ones. I dunno. I am hardcore against suicide.

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      Quote Originally Posted by Mes Tarrant View Post
      I think those kinds of emotions should never override your responsibility to your loved ones. I dunno. I am hardcore against suicide.
      Yeah, you're against suicide until your own life gets shitty.

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      Quote Originally Posted by drewmandan View Post
      Yeah, you're against suicide until your own life gets shitty.
      Um, no.

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      Quote Originally Posted by drewmandan View Post
      Yeah, you're against suicide until your own life gets shitty.
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      Um, no.
      Interesting points guys. Now that I deliberated on it for a bit...I think it's a subjective issue. Mes, if I were on a road trip with my family in a car and an 18 wheeler hits the car and my entire family dies except for me but my legs have been ripped off and my home is being foreclosed on (heaven forbid all those things come to pass) Suicide would not only arise as an option, but a seriously viable one. I am strongly against suicide but I think that if your life got so shitty like the example above...it's hard for one to say what they would or wouldn't do, though we may say no now...taking into hypothetical recent events, then...it might be different. Take Senator Joe Biden for example...a similar case happened with his family and he himself wrote in his book he was seriously considering suicide and would have if he did not have 2 of his sons left. But what if they had died as well?

      My point being...I strongly abhor suicide. But I do understand why some choose to take that route, and I can definitely sympathize with them and their family.
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      If you guys take a look at the comments on the picture of the American soldiers dragging a Vietcong, you'll see that many people seem to be outraged at their actions. You'd think they'd be a bit more angry at the fact they were actually killing people, or perhaps the fact that the Vietcong did far worse things to the American prisoners in POW camps. If you'll notice, a lot of the comments on the photos having to do with American wars say things like "Americans should die for what they did etc. etc. etc.". When will people learn that violence only creates more violence?
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