The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

  • metta

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    Oct 23, 2015 5:49 PM GMT
    The 50 Most Powerful Pictures In American History

    Since its invention, photography has provided a window into the events that have changed the course of our nation. Here are the images that have shocked, inspired, and moved us as a country.



    http://www.buzzfeed.com/gabrielsanchez/the-most-powerful-pictures-in-american-history
  • IgnatiusReill...

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    Oct 24, 2015 5:47 PM GMT
    Thanks for posting this link, metta. I clearly recall the images of the 1960's and onwards, and I lived through the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina. These images give one cause to reflect about the dedication and sacrifices of others.
  • Apparition

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    Oct 24, 2015 7:36 PM GMT
    The usa must be one of the most unhappy places on earth, if those are considered their most moving pictures in history. Death destruction and violence.

    I think there are several much more important ones, and more memorable.
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    technically video,
    mj_moonwalk.jpg

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    Oct 24, 2015 8:18 PM GMT
  • bro4bro

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    Oct 24, 2015 9:59 PM GMT
    This is an odd mix of truly iconic photos that are indelibly etched in everyone's brain who lived through that era of history, and completely forgettable photos that happened to be associated with a significant event.

    Does anyone really think that photo of the Clintons and Gores on the campaign trail is on of the "50 Most Powerful" in American history?

    The photo of the Kennedy assassination strikes me as much less powerful than the still photo from the Zapruder film that's posted everywhere. And they didn't even include the photo of Jack Ruby shooting Lee Harvey Oswald!!!!

    There are no less than five devoted to 9/11, but I can really only clearly remember seeing two of them before (and I believe the photo of the twin towers pouring out smoke, which did not make the list, is much more iconic and better known than the fireball photo that did).

    Well, I guess people whose job it is to make lists have to have something to keep themselves busy.
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    Oct 25, 2015 2:34 AM GMT
    Apparition saidThe usa must be one of the most unhappy places on earth, if those are considered their most moving pictures in history. Death destruction and violence.

    ...



    I did an internet search for Canada. Not much of a paradise itself.

    http://www.vice.com/read/canadian-photojournalists-have-been-plastering-the-streets-with-powerful-images-of-how-the-country-has-changed