Wednesday, 6 June 2012

A Moment In Time...

I found this article the other day while Stumble-ing around the internet, and there was something about these photos that floored me a little. Its so amazing to think that such important events are captured on film. It proves to me the power of photography. I just thought I would share some with you...



Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Albania as members of the Shala family are reunited after fleeing Kosovo.

Australian Scott Jones kisses his Canadian girlfriend Alex Thomas after she was knocked to the ground by a police officer’s riot shield in Vancouver, British Columbia. Canadians rioted after the Vancouver Canucks lost the Stanley Cup to the Boston Bruins.

“La Jeune Fille a la Fleur,” a photograph by Marc Riboud, shows the young pacifist Jane Rose Kasmir planting a flower on the bayonets of guards at the Pentagon during a protest against the Vietnam War on October 21, 1967. The photograph would eventually become the symbol of the flower power movement.

Eight-year-old Christian Golczynski accepts the flag for his father, Marine Staff Sgt. Marc Golczynski, during a memorial service. Marc Golczynski was shot on patrol during his second tour in Iraq (which he had volunteered for) just a few weeks before he was due to return home.

Which one did you find most thought-provoking?
xx

7 comments:

Jacynta Walsh said...

i really like the second photo..its very moving

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Jenn said...

the last one touched me as my father is in the military

Jenn xo

Nicole Rene said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I must be a baby because I am bawling like one now.. I cry wayyyyy too easily. Wow. I love all of these. That last one is especially heartwarming :( You can just see how hard that little boy is trying to stay brave :( And I love the first one too. Wow, great finds. I am your newest follower just because you brought tears to my eyes :)

Nikkiana said...

That last photo is heartbreaking...

Allison Taylor said...

these photos are all amazing. I think I like the second one best. I was actually just working on art homework a couple of minutes ago and I read a quote in my textbook that I wrote down. You might like it too: "A photograph shows us the present moment, a split second of today. The present is always slipping into the past and what exists today may well not exist tomorrow".

Sinead said...

Wow! Thats such a fitting quote!

lo said...

these are all such powerful images!

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