The most striking photos in history.
Say that it is better to see once than hear a hundred times, and the photograph can often replace a thousand words.
A picture can capture a historical moment, preserving it for years to come.
These photos are to be admired, and studying them for generations.
However, sometimes a photo can be problematic, to promote change and force us to revise history.
Here, one of the most controversial and influential photographs that have caused controversy around the world.
1. The Seizure Of Elian Gonzalez
When he was 6 years old, Gonzalez was taken from Cuba as a refugee, and he came to America. The boy was the subject of fierce litigation for custody between Cuba and the United States. Elián’s father, eventually won the court custody. The photo which received the Pulitzer prize, has captured the very moment when the authorities broke into the house to retrieve Elian.
2. Flower power
This photo was a call to end the war in Vietnam. One of the protesters put a flower in the gun barrel of a soldier in a peace sign.
3. Torture in Abu Ghraib prison
The man in this picture was the victim of abuse committed by American soldiers at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq. The prisoner put a bag over his head and made to stand on a small box attached to his limbs and genitals of electrical wire.
4. Falling soldiers
Recent years have witnessed much debate about the authenticity of this photograph, which depicts soldiers in a moment when he was killed during the Spanish civil war. Photographer Robert Capa claimed to have made the shot, holding the camera over my head, being in the trenches, and see what happens when photographed.
5. Sir Winston Churchill
The picture shows Winston Churchill, who looks sullen glance at the photographer. Churchill was not in the mood, and when the photographer took out his lighted cigar, it angered him even more. At this moment the photographer took the picture.
6. Orange sweater
Self portrait made by Cindy Sherman was sold in 2011 for $3 890 500, becoming one of the most expensive photographs in the world. The picture shows Sherman in a vulnerable position, and the photograph became the subject of much controversy among critics.
7. The victory banner over the Reichstag
The photo shows Soviet soldiers podrugami flag over Berlin in the last days of world war II. In fact, the moment of hoisting of the Victory banner was not sealed, and this photo was staged.
8. Women envy
This photo captured Sophia Loren, which askance at the breast Jane Mansfield. Sophie had just started a career in Hollywood, and Jane wore very revealing outfits to attract the media.
UFO photo was made by the owner of a farm in Mcminnville, Oregon in 1950. Many doubt the authenticity of the photo as UFO hovers not very high, but no one was able to refute it.
10. Himmler inspects a prisoner of war camp
Heinrich Himmler, who was responsible for concentration camps of the Nazis, came across the challenge of English prisoners of war in 1941.
11. Unknown rebel
The photo shows a man standing without a weapon in front of a column of tanks that were supposed to disperse protesters during the democratic movement in 1989. The identity of the rebel is unknown, but the depicting his courage in the face of danger, spread around the world.
12. Salvador Dali and cats
To shoot this photo took more than 6 hours. The picture shows cats repeatedly tossed into the air, they poured the water, and Salvador Dali jumped. A good shot has turned out 28 times.
13. Nagasaki in 1945
No city has seen such destruction after the nuclear attacks on Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Soldier Charles levy took this photo of the bomber Boeing B-29 Superfortress, when the atomic bomb destroyed Nagasaki, killing almost 80,000 people.
14. Rosa Parks
Rosa parks was arrested after refusing to give up her seat to a white bus passenger. This photo was taken a year after the arrest on the spot.
15. Penalty on the street
This photo was taken by a photographer who documented the execution of a Vietnamese Protestant police.
16. A dying bear
In the picture shown the sad state of polar bears due to climate change. The bear looks exhausted and weak, but many doubt whether his condition is a result of melting ice or age.
17. Marilyn Monroe in white dress
It is an iconic photo that has been recreated, shows Marilyn Monroe in a white billowing dress standing on a grate in the subway. The photo was a publicity shot for the movie “seven year Itch”, and the actress wore two pairs of underwear to look more modest.
18. Happy selfie
This photo caused a lot of controversy about who is the author of the image – the photographer who allowed the monkey to play with the camera, or the monkey.
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