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  • 01 Oct 2016
    Macro photography is something I enjoy doing in my free time. I work as a children photographer for almost 8 years and I love it. I have always loved capturing the beauty of nature, especially in the small things. More info: 500px.com/dina90                                     source : boredpanda.com    
    1066   Posted by Artistter Team
  • Macro photography is something I enjoy doing in my free time. I work as a children photographer for almost 8 years and I love it. I have always loved capturing the beauty of nature, especially in the small things. More info: 500px.com/dina90                                     source : boredpanda.com    
    Oct 01, 2016 1066  
  • 01 Oct 2016
    When it comes to spectacular scenery, few people get a better view than airline pilots. But instead of keeping those beautiful panoramas to himself, 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst take stunning photographs that he kindly shares with the rest of us stuck in economy. "From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms," writes Heijst on his website. "Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit." Shooting with a Nikon D800, the flying Dutchman captures beautiful pictures of thunderstorms, sunsets, full moons, and even the northern lights. More info: jpcvanheijst.com                                                 source: boredpanda.com  
    1146   Posted by Artistter Team
  • When it comes to spectacular scenery, few people get a better view than airline pilots. But instead of keeping those beautiful panoramas to himself, 747 pilot Christiaan van Heijst take stunning photographs that he kindly shares with the rest of us stuck in economy. "From an early age on I have found great joy in capturing the beauty of natural light in all its forms," writes Heijst on his website. "Later on, I combined that with flying and a new passion emerged. Seeing the entire world in my job, I feel privileged to be in a position to capture many different parts of the planet through my camera and immortalize the beauty of the places I visit." Shooting with a Nikon D800, the flying Dutchman captures beautiful pictures of thunderstorms, sunsets, full moons, and even the northern lights. More info: jpcvanheijst.com                                                 source: boredpanda.com  
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  • 01 Oct 2016
    I’ve been making street and travel pictures since 2009, always trying to find a style to express my moods and feelings while walking down the street. Lately I decided to try out something new. I combined my passion for bad sketching with my professional photography. I was born in 1990 in Leningrad, when it was still Soviet Union. I’m only a little bit older than my country – Russia. I graduated from the journalism department of the St. Petersburg State University, the same faculty, where such photographers as Yuri Rost, Ivan Kurtov and Alexander Taran have studied. During my studies I learnt about photography from my teachers in university, but also from my father, who used to have a little photo-editing studio at home when I was young. The object of my photography – is the city as a living system. The subject, that I’m trying to show is the beauty of everyday urban life. Enjoy! More info: 500px.com/sergeypoliakov                               source: boredpanda.com
    941   Posted by Artistter Team
  • I’ve been making street and travel pictures since 2009, always trying to find a style to express my moods and feelings while walking down the street. Lately I decided to try out something new. I combined my passion for bad sketching with my professional photography. I was born in 1990 in Leningrad, when it was still Soviet Union. I’m only a little bit older than my country – Russia. I graduated from the journalism department of the St. Petersburg State University, the same faculty, where such photographers as Yuri Rost, Ivan Kurtov and Alexander Taran have studied. During my studies I learnt about photography from my teachers in university, but also from my father, who used to have a little photo-editing studio at home when I was young. The object of my photography – is the city as a living system. The subject, that I’m trying to show is the beauty of everyday urban life. Enjoy! More info: 500px.com/sergeypoliakov                               source: boredpanda.com
    Oct 01, 2016 941  
  • 22 Sep 2016
    Beetle Mania: Models Transformed Into Insect Inspired Artworks Artist Elvis Schmoulianoff ​inspired by Beetle "Goliath- one of the largest beetles in the world" started working on how the beauteous Goliath Beetle could be translated onto a human canvas. With the help of fantastic photographer Donatella Parisini, a couple of fabulous headpieces from Louise Lassay Designs (Goliath & Giant Mesquite) and 6 beautiful and wonderfully patient models – the series ‘Beetle Mania’ was born.    Goliath     Atlas   Forest Shield Nymph   Eupholus Browni   Picasso   Giant Mesquite       SOURCE: Boredpanda
    2427   Posted by Apeksha Ramteke
  • Beetle Mania: Models Transformed Into Insect Inspired Artworks Artist Elvis Schmoulianoff ​inspired by Beetle "Goliath- one of the largest beetles in the world" started working on how the beauteous Goliath Beetle could be translated onto a human canvas. With the help of fantastic photographer Donatella Parisini, a couple of fabulous headpieces from Louise Lassay Designs (Goliath & Giant Mesquite) and 6 beautiful and wonderfully patient models – the series ‘Beetle Mania’ was born.    Goliath     Atlas   Forest Shield Nymph   Eupholus Browni   Picasso   Giant Mesquite       SOURCE: Boredpanda
    Sep 22, 2016 2427  
  • 16 Sep 2016
    It’s1998. Monica Mendez Aineros lands in England from Galicia, leaving the warm colors of Spain for the colder, greyish shades of Northern Europe. She doesn’t know yet that photography is going to become a key element in her life. Fast forward 5 years and Monica is now a successful photographer who has found a rewarding environment in London. But Spain remains a strong influence in her work: many of her exhibitions pay homage to the traditions and people of Galicia, her native land.  We had the chance to meet her in the British Capital and ask her about her story, her work and how you turn a passion into a full time job. I read your story. It’s particularly fascinating to learn how you started. Definitely it was not the usual route, was it? Indeed. My passion for photography started when I was still living in Spain. I taught myself the basics of photography with the help of some magazines. Then I borrowed an old Olympus camera from a friend and began shooting.  But then photography fell off the back of your mind for a while. Until you decided it was time to move to the UK… Yes. I took the hard decision of leaving, for the first time, my small village in Galicia. When I arrived in England I didn’t speak the language so I began working as an au-pair and then in a residential home for ex-servicemen and women. It was while working there that I enrolled in a photography course. Once the course was over I started working in entertainment photography, mainly red carpet and film premiers. Then I was given the chance to work as a press photographer in Aberdeen. So I packed all my stuff and I moved up to the North Sea. After one year as a press photographer and a good number of images featured in the national papers, I moved back to London, starting my freelancer career and putting together my exhibitions. This is how my interest for photography slowly turned into a passion and then my full time job! What photographers inspire you and why? The first photographers who inspired me were Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus (the iconic photographer interpreted by Nicole Kidman in the critically acclaimed movie Fur, in 2007), Annie Leibovitz, Sebastião Salgado among many others. I particularly like photographers who do documentary or street photography.     Photographers inspire us and allow us to build our own vision. When it comes to take photos for a living our vision may clash with the one that clients’ have. To what extent do you compromise your vision when working for a client? On the other hand, have you ever had a client who was unhappy because you didn’t want to make compromises? Working with clients is always very challenging. You need to be clear from the first minute you talk to a client, so there won’t be surprises later. When a client starts asking for something that I don’t do, because it’s not my style, then I tell them. At that precise moment. It is better to stop before it is too late. This way you avoid having problems and dealing with complaints from clients. It is very important to keep an open communication from the very beginning. On the day of the shooting I normally talk to them before starting to take the pictures. I explain what is going to happen and what we are going to do, so that they know what to expect. If you do that, you avoid a lot of trouble. Listening to clients it’s also very important to get to know their needs and what they like. To sum up, communication and respect are pivotal to keep clients happy. On the topic of gear: what cameras do you use? I use a Canon EOS 6D and a 5D. I own a few different lenses with different focal length. Most challenging thing in your photographer’s life? Marketing. Still struggling with it!  Nowadays with the big influence of social media channels, as a photographer you have to learn a lot of things. Keeping up with all the social media apps, with editing and writing is really hard for me. I’m a photographer and I love taking pictures. It’s incredibly hard to keep up to date with all the rest! Yes, it’s true! It’s difficult to keep up with all the things which don’t relate to your core activity. You literally have to learn everything anew, and you can’t avoid it. By the way, you made me think of how photography and technology are deeply related today. Some photographers are strongly again retouching and photoshopping their work. Others make a strong use of retouching, like the Italian fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel, who said “being able to master Photoshop is as important as taking pictures.” In an interview he said that “Taking a good picture is easy. Taking a great picture is much more difficult . In order to take the latter kind of pictures you need to know how to process the image.You need to fully master the technique (...) knowing how to retouch a photograph is pivotal. Mastering tools like Photoshop is very difficult and equally important. I had to learn to use it. You need to control the tools to take great pictures. The machines contain an aesthetic and you have to learn to find the limits of the system you use. Of course , discovering the limits of Photoshop is not as easy as it is constantly changing. (...) Taking a great picture has become more difficult because in fact you need to keep your skills constantly updated. Photoshop doesn’t facilitate the life of the photographer, it makes it more difficult!” So basically, the technique of taking pictures evolves - and you need to evolve as well. Where do you stand? I do agree that taking a good picture is easy, but taking a great picture that stands out is difficult and challenging. Most of the great photographers have been recognised for excelling in the latter. I am not a big fan of heavy retouching. I do minimal retouching to my images. With my personal work I only use the basic of photoshop such as levels, contrast and a few more tools. For wedding and portraiture jobs I usually do a bit more of retouching, but nothing too extreme. I like pictures that look as natural as possible. When you look at an image and you can see it has been heavily retouched it kind of loses interest to me, it doesn’t have the same effect. One thing is taking a great picture on camera, and another thing is to make a good picture with processing. I personally prefer the first option, good picture on camera and then simple photoshopping. Nowadays almost any picture can change dramatically if you’re skilled at photoshop, even the bad ones. I guess it’s up to your personal taste to decide, I don’t judge anyone who does heavy retouching but it just doesn’t work for me. You also do portraits. Any tips you use to break the ice with your subjects? Portraits are challenging, especially when you work with people who are not used to have their pictures taken. Before I start shooting I talk to them and I explain what we we would be doing, this way they relax and they know what’s going to happen. Taking small breaks every now and then works for me too. One final question, that is going to be interesting for many young photographers who just started. How do you look for clients? As you said before, you need to learn and struggle with social media. Any other tips? A lot of my clients are referrals, they are coming from other clients. I do also use Facebook, as I said. And of course I have a website. You can find it here!  www.monicamendezaneiros.com   Credits for all pictures: Monica Mendez Aineros
    2868   Posted by Serena Manzoli
  • It’s1998. Monica Mendez Aineros lands in England from Galicia, leaving the warm colors of Spain for the colder, greyish shades of Northern Europe. She doesn’t know yet that photography is going to become a key element in her life. Fast forward 5 years and Monica is now a successful photographer who has found a rewarding environment in London. But Spain remains a strong influence in her work: many of her exhibitions pay homage to the traditions and people of Galicia, her native land.  We had the chance to meet her in the British Capital and ask her about her story, her work and how you turn a passion into a full time job. I read your story. It’s particularly fascinating to learn how you started. Definitely it was not the usual route, was it? Indeed. My passion for photography started when I was still living in Spain. I taught myself the basics of photography with the help of some magazines. Then I borrowed an old Olympus camera from a friend and began shooting.  But then photography fell off the back of your mind for a while. Until you decided it was time to move to the UK… Yes. I took the hard decision of leaving, for the first time, my small village in Galicia. When I arrived in England I didn’t speak the language so I began working as an au-pair and then in a residential home for ex-servicemen and women. It was while working there that I enrolled in a photography course. Once the course was over I started working in entertainment photography, mainly red carpet and film premiers. Then I was given the chance to work as a press photographer in Aberdeen. So I packed all my stuff and I moved up to the North Sea. After one year as a press photographer and a good number of images featured in the national papers, I moved back to London, starting my freelancer career and putting together my exhibitions. This is how my interest for photography slowly turned into a passion and then my full time job! What photographers inspire you and why? The first photographers who inspired me were Henri Cartier-Bresson, Diane Arbus (the iconic photographer interpreted by Nicole Kidman in the critically acclaimed movie Fur, in 2007), Annie Leibovitz, Sebastião Salgado among many others. I particularly like photographers who do documentary or street photography.     Photographers inspire us and allow us to build our own vision. When it comes to take photos for a living our vision may clash with the one that clients’ have. To what extent do you compromise your vision when working for a client? On the other hand, have you ever had a client who was unhappy because you didn’t want to make compromises? Working with clients is always very challenging. You need to be clear from the first minute you talk to a client, so there won’t be surprises later. When a client starts asking for something that I don’t do, because it’s not my style, then I tell them. At that precise moment. It is better to stop before it is too late. This way you avoid having problems and dealing with complaints from clients. It is very important to keep an open communication from the very beginning. On the day of the shooting I normally talk to them before starting to take the pictures. I explain what is going to happen and what we are going to do, so that they know what to expect. If you do that, you avoid a lot of trouble. Listening to clients it’s also very important to get to know their needs and what they like. To sum up, communication and respect are pivotal to keep clients happy. On the topic of gear: what cameras do you use? I use a Canon EOS 6D and a 5D. I own a few different lenses with different focal length. Most challenging thing in your photographer’s life? Marketing. Still struggling with it!  Nowadays with the big influence of social media channels, as a photographer you have to learn a lot of things. Keeping up with all the social media apps, with editing and writing is really hard for me. I’m a photographer and I love taking pictures. It’s incredibly hard to keep up to date with all the rest! Yes, it’s true! It’s difficult to keep up with all the things which don’t relate to your core activity. You literally have to learn everything anew, and you can’t avoid it. By the way, you made me think of how photography and technology are deeply related today. Some photographers are strongly again retouching and photoshopping their work. Others make a strong use of retouching, like the Italian fashion photographer Giovanni Gastel, who said “being able to master Photoshop is as important as taking pictures.” In an interview he said that “Taking a good picture is easy. Taking a great picture is much more difficult . In order to take the latter kind of pictures you need to know how to process the image.You need to fully master the technique (...) knowing how to retouch a photograph is pivotal. Mastering tools like Photoshop is very difficult and equally important. I had to learn to use it. You need to control the tools to take great pictures. The machines contain an aesthetic and you have to learn to find the limits of the system you use. Of course , discovering the limits of Photoshop is not as easy as it is constantly changing. (...) Taking a great picture has become more difficult because in fact you need to keep your skills constantly updated. Photoshop doesn’t facilitate the life of the photographer, it makes it more difficult!” So basically, the technique of taking pictures evolves - and you need to evolve as well. Where do you stand? I do agree that taking a good picture is easy, but taking a great picture that stands out is difficult and challenging. Most of the great photographers have been recognised for excelling in the latter. I am not a big fan of heavy retouching. I do minimal retouching to my images. With my personal work I only use the basic of photoshop such as levels, contrast and a few more tools. For wedding and portraiture jobs I usually do a bit more of retouching, but nothing too extreme. I like pictures that look as natural as possible. When you look at an image and you can see it has been heavily retouched it kind of loses interest to me, it doesn’t have the same effect. One thing is taking a great picture on camera, and another thing is to make a good picture with processing. I personally prefer the first option, good picture on camera and then simple photoshopping. Nowadays almost any picture can change dramatically if you’re skilled at photoshop, even the bad ones. I guess it’s up to your personal taste to decide, I don’t judge anyone who does heavy retouching but it just doesn’t work for me. You also do portraits. Any tips you use to break the ice with your subjects? Portraits are challenging, especially when you work with people who are not used to have their pictures taken. Before I start shooting I talk to them and I explain what we we would be doing, this way they relax and they know what’s going to happen. Taking small breaks every now and then works for me too. One final question, that is going to be interesting for many young photographers who just started. How do you look for clients? As you said before, you need to learn and struggle with social media. Any other tips? A lot of my clients are referrals, they are coming from other clients. I do also use Facebook, as I said. And of course I have a website. You can find it here!  www.monicamendezaneiros.com   Credits for all pictures: Monica Mendez Aineros
    Sep 16, 2016 2868  
  • 20 Aug 2016
        1. The Grand Prize Winner: ’Winter Horseman,’ Inner Mongolia © Anthony Lau   2. First Place Winner, Cities: Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco © Takashi Nakagawa   3. First Place Winner, Nature: ’Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You,’ Hokkaido, Japan © Hiroki Inoue   4. Honorable Mention, Cities: ’Divide,’ Manhattan, New York, United States © Kathleen Dolmatch   5. Honorable Mention, Nature: ’Bears On A Berg,’ Nunavut, Canada © John Rollins   6. Second Place Winner, People: ’Rooftop Dreams,’ Varanasi © Yasmin Mund   7. Third Place Winner, Nature: Lagunas Baltinache (Atacama Desert), Antofagasta, Chile © Victor Lima   8. Second Place Winner, Cities: ’Silenced,’ Guangdong Sheng, China © Wing Ka H.   9. Third Place Winner, People: ’Remote Life At −21 Degrees,’ Himachal Pradesh, India   © mattia passarini   10. Second Place Winner, Nature: ’Double Trapping,’ Brazilian Pantanal © Massimiliano Bencivenni   Source:BoredPanda,National Geographic,Brightside          
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  •     1. The Grand Prize Winner: ’Winter Horseman,’ Inner Mongolia © Anthony Lau   2. First Place Winner, Cities: Ben Youssef, Marrakesh, Morocco © Takashi Nakagawa   3. First Place Winner, Nature: ’Wherever You Go, I Will Follow You,’ Hokkaido, Japan © Hiroki Inoue   4. Honorable Mention, Cities: ’Divide,’ Manhattan, New York, United States © Kathleen Dolmatch   5. Honorable Mention, Nature: ’Bears On A Berg,’ Nunavut, Canada © John Rollins   6. Second Place Winner, People: ’Rooftop Dreams,’ Varanasi © Yasmin Mund   7. Third Place Winner, Nature: Lagunas Baltinache (Atacama Desert), Antofagasta, Chile © Victor Lima   8. Second Place Winner, Cities: ’Silenced,’ Guangdong Sheng, China © Wing Ka H.   9. Third Place Winner, People: ’Remote Life At −21 Degrees,’ Himachal Pradesh, India   © mattia passarini   10. Second Place Winner, Nature: ’Double Trapping,’ Brazilian Pantanal © Massimiliano Bencivenni   Source:BoredPanda,National Geographic,Brightside          
    Aug 20, 2016 1173  
  • 13 Aug 2016
    10. Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. (1910)            Photograph by Lewis W. Hine   What Charles Dickens did with words for the underage toilers of London, Lewis Hine did with photographs for the youthful laborersin the united States. In 1908 the National Child Labor Committee was already campaigning to put the nation's two million young workers back in school when the group hired Hine. The Wisconsin native traveled to half the states, capturing images of children working in mines, mills and on the streets. Here he has photographed "breaker boys," whose job was to seperate coal from slate, in South Pittston, Pa. Onc again, pictures swayed the public in a way cold statistics had not, and the country enacted laws banning child labor.   9. Lynching (1930)                                                                                                        Photograph from Bettman/Corbis A mob of 10,000 whites took sledgehammers to the county jailhouse doors to get at these two young blacks accused of raping a white girl;the girl's uncle saved the life of a third by proclaiming the man's innocence. Although this was Marion, Ind., most of the nearly 5,000 lynchings documented between Reconstruction and the late 1960s were perpetrated in the South. (Hangings, beating and mutilations were called the sentence of "judge Lynch,") Some lynching photos were made into postcards designed to boost white supremacy, but the tortured bodies and grotesquely happy crowds ended up revoltoing as many as they scared. Today the images rremind us that we have not come as far from barbarity as we'd like to think.   8. Little Rock Arkansas (1957)      Photograph from Bettman/Corbis   It was the fourth school year since segregation had been outlawed by the Supreme Court. Things were not going well, and some southerners accused the national press of distorting matters. This picture, however, gave irrefutable testimony, as Elizabeth Eckford strides through a gantlet of white students, including Hazel Bryant (mouth open the widest), on her way to Little Rock's Central High.    7. Biafra (1969)                                                                                                                                             Photography by Don McCullin   When the Igbos of eastern Nigeria declared themselves independant in 1967, Nigeria blockaded their fielding country-Biafra. In three years of war, more than one million people died, mainly of hunger. In famine, children who lack protein often get the diesease kwashiorkor, which causes their muscles to waste away and their bellies to protrude. War photographer Don McCullin drew attention to the tragedy. "I was devasted by the sight of 900 children living in one camp in utter squalor at the point of death,"he said." i lost all interest in photographing soldiers in action."The world community intervened to help Biafra, and leamed key lessons about dealing with massive hunger exacerbated by war a problem that still defies simple solutions.     6. Munich olympic village (1972)       Photograph by Kurt Strumpf   Terrorism is always disturbing, but when it plays out in an arena whose purpose is to augment global peace, it seems yet more ghastly. The athletes from 121 nations had assembled in Munich for the 1972 Olympics when, on September 5 at 4:30 a.m., five men dressed in tracksuits toting weapons in their gym bags scaled the fence of the Olympic Village and joined up with three others already inside. They rapped on the door of the Israeli wrestling coach, shot him and a weightlifter dead, then took nine Israelis hostage. The abductors, who claimed to be from a Palestinian guerrilla group called Black September, demanded that Israel release zoo Arab prisoners. By three o'clock the next morning, after hours of tenterhook negotiations, a botched rescue attempt left the nine Israelis dead, along with five terrorists and a policeman. Three terrorists were captured. This portrait of a goon haunts anyone who remembers the scene, and, for those who were born later, displays all too well the dark hand of terrorism.      5. Exxon Waldez Oil Spill (1989)                                                                                                                                                           Photograph by John S. Lough   On March 24. the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, and io.8 million gallons of crude flowed into the bay, causing the worst maritime environmental disaster in U.S. history. A quarter million seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals. 25o bald eagles and more than zo killer whales died, and 1.30o miles of shoreline was fouled. The public outcry led to a U.S. law demanding double-hull construction in future tankers, and a jury ordered Exxon to pay billions, a verdict the company is still fighting. Meanwhile, in Alaska, more oil washes up every year.      4. Missing Milk Carton (1984)                                                                                                                                                          Photograph by Robert Frieder                                                                                                                                                           Johnny Gosch was a 12.year old from West Des Moines who vanished while delivering papers in 1982. Juanita Estevez, 15, of Yuba City, Calif., disappeared on her way to school in 1984. these were the first two kids to be pictured on a milk carton. Child abduction was becoming a growing nightmare, and families and authorities were eager to try any method. Since then, postcards with photos of missing children have been widely distributed by mail, and have proved fruitful: One in six of the kids in these and other photo efforts are recovered. As for Juanita and Johnny: She escaped from her abductors in 1986; he is still missing.   3. The Falling Soldier (1936)                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph by Robert Capa   It is perhaps the most famous war photograph of all time and it is certainty one of the most controversial. Loyofisr Militiaman at the Moment of Death. Cerro Mariano, September 5, 1976 is either a shockingly intimate depiction of a Spanish Republican soldier breathing his last during his country's civil war, as LIFE believed in '37 and most observers still maintain, or it is staged. as a British historian first argued in 1975. Either way, the image has long had a massive impact. In his zooz biography of the storied Capa, Alex Kershaw wrote that the 'truth- of the photo resides in its presentation of death: The Falling Soldier, authentic or fake. is ultimately a record of Capa's political bias and idealism ... Indeed, he would soon come to experience the brutalizing insanity and death of Illusions that all witnesses who get close enough to the 'romance' of war Inevitably confront."   2. Chicago Fire (1871)                                                                                                                                                                         Photograph from Corbis   The summer had been bone.thy. and on the evening of October 8, wind whipped wildly through the Windy City. Whether Mrs. O'leary's cow kicked the lantern, or a visitor dropped his pipe, or a cinder from a neighbor's chimney landed on the roof, the barn belonging to Pal and Catherine O'Leary of 13/ De Koven Street was soon engulfed. and when gusts blew the flames northward, so was much of Chicago. A third of the city was lost. including the downtown area; more than 2cio were killed. Urban scientists began to rethink their largely wooden infrastructures, and the notion of charity drives for the victims of disaster took hold.    1. Migrant Mother (1936)                                                                                          Photograph by Dorothea Lange     This California farmworker. age p. had just sold her tent and the tires off her car to buy food for her seven kids. The family was living on scavenged vegetables and wild birds. Working for the federal government. Dorothea Lange took pictures like this one to document how the Depression colluded with the Dust Bowl to ravage lives. Along with the writing of her economist husband. Paul Taylor. tange's work helped convince the public and the government of the need to help field hands. Lange later said that this woman. whose name she did not ask. "seemec to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me.'        
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  • 10. Breaker boys working in Ewen Breaker of Pennsylvania Coal Co. (1910)            Photograph by Lewis W. Hine   What Charles Dickens did with words for the underage toilers of London, Lewis Hine did with photographs for the youthful laborersin the united States. In 1908 the National Child Labor Committee was already campaigning to put the nation's two million young workers back in school when the group hired Hine. The Wisconsin native traveled to half the states, capturing images of children working in mines, mills and on the streets. Here he has photographed "breaker boys," whose job was to seperate coal from slate, in South Pittston, Pa. Onc again, pictures swayed the public in a way cold statistics had not, and the country enacted laws banning child labor.   9. Lynching (1930)                                                                                                        Photograph from Bettman/Corbis A mob of 10,000 whites took sledgehammers to the county jailhouse doors to get at these two young blacks accused of raping a white girl;the girl's uncle saved the life of a third by proclaiming the man's innocence. Although this was Marion, Ind., most of the nearly 5,000 lynchings documented between Reconstruction and the late 1960s were perpetrated in the South. (Hangings, beating and mutilations were called the sentence of "judge Lynch,") Some lynching photos were made into postcards designed to boost white supremacy, but the tortured bodies and grotesquely happy crowds ended up revoltoing as many as they scared. Today the images rremind us that we have not come as far from barbarity as we'd like to think.   8. Little Rock Arkansas (1957)      Photograph from Bettman/Corbis   It was the fourth school year since segregation had been outlawed by the Supreme Court. Things were not going well, and some southerners accused the national press of distorting matters. This picture, however, gave irrefutable testimony, as Elizabeth Eckford strides through a gantlet of white students, including Hazel Bryant (mouth open the widest), on her way to Little Rock's Central High.    7. Biafra (1969)                                                                                                                                             Photography by Don McCullin   When the Igbos of eastern Nigeria declared themselves independant in 1967, Nigeria blockaded their fielding country-Biafra. In three years of war, more than one million people died, mainly of hunger. In famine, children who lack protein often get the diesease kwashiorkor, which causes their muscles to waste away and their bellies to protrude. War photographer Don McCullin drew attention to the tragedy. "I was devasted by the sight of 900 children living in one camp in utter squalor at the point of death,"he said." i lost all interest in photographing soldiers in action."The world community intervened to help Biafra, and leamed key lessons about dealing with massive hunger exacerbated by war a problem that still defies simple solutions.     6. Munich olympic village (1972)       Photograph by Kurt Strumpf   Terrorism is always disturbing, but when it plays out in an arena whose purpose is to augment global peace, it seems yet more ghastly. The athletes from 121 nations had assembled in Munich for the 1972 Olympics when, on September 5 at 4:30 a.m., five men dressed in tracksuits toting weapons in their gym bags scaled the fence of the Olympic Village and joined up with three others already inside. They rapped on the door of the Israeli wrestling coach, shot him and a weightlifter dead, then took nine Israelis hostage. The abductors, who claimed to be from a Palestinian guerrilla group called Black September, demanded that Israel release zoo Arab prisoners. By three o'clock the next morning, after hours of tenterhook negotiations, a botched rescue attempt left the nine Israelis dead, along with five terrorists and a policeman. Three terrorists were captured. This portrait of a goon haunts anyone who remembers the scene, and, for those who were born later, displays all too well the dark hand of terrorism.      5. Exxon Waldez Oil Spill (1989)                                                                                                                                                           Photograph by John S. Lough   On March 24. the Exxon Valdez ran aground in Alaska's Prince William Sound, and io.8 million gallons of crude flowed into the bay, causing the worst maritime environmental disaster in U.S. history. A quarter million seabirds, 2,800 sea otters, 300 harbor seals. 25o bald eagles and more than zo killer whales died, and 1.30o miles of shoreline was fouled. The public outcry led to a U.S. law demanding double-hull construction in future tankers, and a jury ordered Exxon to pay billions, a verdict the company is still fighting. Meanwhile, in Alaska, more oil washes up every year.      4. Missing Milk Carton (1984)                                                                                                                                                          Photograph by Robert Frieder                                                                                                                                                           Johnny Gosch was a 12.year old from West Des Moines who vanished while delivering papers in 1982. Juanita Estevez, 15, of Yuba City, Calif., disappeared on her way to school in 1984. these were the first two kids to be pictured on a milk carton. Child abduction was becoming a growing nightmare, and families and authorities were eager to try any method. Since then, postcards with photos of missing children have been widely distributed by mail, and have proved fruitful: One in six of the kids in these and other photo efforts are recovered. As for Juanita and Johnny: She escaped from her abductors in 1986; he is still missing.   3. The Falling Soldier (1936)                                                                                                                                                                     Photograph by Robert Capa   It is perhaps the most famous war photograph of all time and it is certainty one of the most controversial. Loyofisr Militiaman at the Moment of Death. Cerro Mariano, September 5, 1976 is either a shockingly intimate depiction of a Spanish Republican soldier breathing his last during his country's civil war, as LIFE believed in '37 and most observers still maintain, or it is staged. as a British historian first argued in 1975. Either way, the image has long had a massive impact. In his zooz biography of the storied Capa, Alex Kershaw wrote that the 'truth- of the photo resides in its presentation of death: The Falling Soldier, authentic or fake. is ultimately a record of Capa's political bias and idealism ... Indeed, he would soon come to experience the brutalizing insanity and death of Illusions that all witnesses who get close enough to the 'romance' of war Inevitably confront."   2. Chicago Fire (1871)                                                                                                                                                                         Photograph from Corbis   The summer had been bone.thy. and on the evening of October 8, wind whipped wildly through the Windy City. Whether Mrs. O'leary's cow kicked the lantern, or a visitor dropped his pipe, or a cinder from a neighbor's chimney landed on the roof, the barn belonging to Pal and Catherine O'Leary of 13/ De Koven Street was soon engulfed. and when gusts blew the flames northward, so was much of Chicago. A third of the city was lost. including the downtown area; more than 2cio were killed. Urban scientists began to rethink their largely wooden infrastructures, and the notion of charity drives for the victims of disaster took hold.    1. Migrant Mother (1936)                                                                                          Photograph by Dorothea Lange     This California farmworker. age p. had just sold her tent and the tires off her car to buy food for her seven kids. The family was living on scavenged vegetables and wild birds. Working for the federal government. Dorothea Lange took pictures like this one to document how the Depression colluded with the Dust Bowl to ravage lives. Along with the writing of her economist husband. Paul Taylor. tange's work helped convince the public and the government of the need to help field hands. Lange later said that this woman. whose name she did not ask. "seemec to know that my pictures might help her, and so she helped me.'        
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