Friday, 1 August 2014

16 Incredibly Powerful Photos That Will Leave A Lasting Impression On You







 The eyes of agony

Omayra Sanchez, a 13-year-old Colombian girl killed in the volcanic eruption in 1985 is pictured stuck under the debris of her house for three days before she died. Her struggle was documented by journalists where they witnessed her go from calm to a person in agony in an attempt to comfort her until her last breath
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via Wikipedia by Frank Fournier

  The eyes of senseless hatred



Elizabeth Ann Eckford, one of nine African-American students (pictured at the front) who desegregated Little Rock Central High School in 1957, is being followed and yelled at by an angry white mob. Looking at the woman right behind her, you can see the senseless hatred in her eyes. It's chilling
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via NPR
 

  The eyes of baseless revulsion

Pictured below is Joseph Goebbels who treated the man behind the camera with respect until he learned that Eisenstaedt was actually a Jew the moment he captured this image. You can sense the hatred through the lens
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via Daily Mail by Time and Life

  The eyes of incredulity

This is the exact moment little Harold Whittles, who was born deaf, heard for the first time with his new hearing aids
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via Pictify by Jack Bradley

  The eyes that have witnessed the nuclear blast that is Hiroshima

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via Agence Vu by Christopher Stromholm

Eyes of exhaustion

This haunting stare of an emotionally and physically fatigued American prisoner of war as he was getting liberated by the allies in Limburg, Germany in 1945
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via Santabanta by Life Magazine

  Eyes of lost innocence

An eight-year-old son of a Syrian rebel fighter stands guard with an AK-47, puffing on a cigarette. Looking in his eyes you can tell innocence has been long gone
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via Sebastiano Tomada
 

The eyes of courage

Bibi Aisha is an 18-year-old girl who was given away to a Taliban fighter at the age of 14 by her father, in compensation for a killing a member of her family had committed. From the age of 14 to 18, she withstood abuse until she escaped. Unfortunately, she was caught by the police, jailed and returned to her in-laws. As punishment, her father-in-law, husband and three other members cut off her nose and ears and left her to die. She was rescued and saved by aid workers and the U.S military
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via Canon Europe by Jodi Bieber
 
 

  The eyes of innocence



The Boy with the Sapphire Eyes" has been accused of being the result of Photoshop. Surprisingly and beautifully enough, Vanessa Bristow the photographer, proved with multiple pictures that this in fact is completely real. Some theories state that the blue eyes and dark skin might be due to Ocular Albinism or Juvenile uveitis
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via Africa Geographic by Vanessa Bristow

  The eyes of madness

Pictured below is a shell-shocked soldier in a trench in 1916, during the Battle of Courcelette. Shell shock is the trauma of continuous bombardment that causes panic, inability to reason, sleep, walk or talk. Often, they lose their self control entirely
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via imgur

 The eyes of absolute fear

This young, 15-year-old German soldier Hans-Georg Henke is caught crying after being captured by the US Army in Rechtenbach, Germany in 1945. He joined the Luftwaffe to support himself after both of his parents died
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via Life
 

The eyes of acceptance




The "Last Jew of Vinnitsa" is kneeling before a filled mass grave in Vinnitsa, Ukraine in 1941, where all 28,000 Jews were massacred. This is from soldier Einsatzgruppen's personal photo album
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via World's Famous Photos
 

  The eyes of relief

A heart surgeon after a successful 23-hour heart transplant operation. Note the assistant sleeping in the corner of the operating room
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via National Georgaphic photo credit: unknown

  The eyes of discovery

Anna Fisher was the first mother in space in 1985
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via Life

  The eyes of peace

This unknown soldier was with the 173rd Airborne Brigade Battalion in South Vietnam in 1965. War is hell
 
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via Why War Sucks by Horst Faas

  The eyes of curiosity

A group of men being taught how to use condoms for the first time in Papua, Indonesia
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via Verve Photo by Andri Tambunan