Hannah showed me these pictures of the oil spill from a photographer. It is different seeing kids in this junk. Go HERE to see more.
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I am doing a series called Famous Photos.
This picture is called Saigon Execution and it was taken by Edward Adams.
Jan. 30, 1968: North Vietnam’s Tet offensive brought fighting into the U.S. Embassy in Saigon. Two days later, on Feb. 1, AP photographer Eddie Adams and an NBC crew came upon two South Vietnamese soldiers and a prisoner.
“And out of nowhere came this guy who we didn’t know.” Gen. Nguyen Ngoc Loan, chief of South Vietnam’s national police, walked up and shot the prisoner in the head. His reason: The prisoner, a Viet Cong lieutenant, had just murdered a South Vietnamese colonel, his wife and their six children.
The peace movement adopted the photo as a symbol of war’s brutality. But Adams, who stayed in touch with Loan, said the photo wrongly stereotyped the man: “If you’re this general and you just caught this guy after he killed some of your people … how do you know you wouldn’t have pulled that trigger yourself? You have to put yourself in that situation … It’s a war.” Adams died in 2004.
You can watch Adams talk about the photo below:
On May 18th, 1980, thirty years ago today, at 8:32 a.m., the ground shook beneath Mount St. Helens in Washington state as a magnitude 5.1 earthquake struck, setting off one of the largest landslides in recorded history – the entire north slope of the volcano slid away. As the land moved, it exposed the superheated core of the volcano setting off gigantic explosions and eruptions of steam, ash and rock debris. The blast was heard hundreds of miles away, the pressure wave flattened entire forests, the heat melted glaciers and set off destructive mudflows, and 57 people lost their lives. The erupting ash column shot up 80,000 feet into the atmosphere for over 10 hours, depositing ash across Eastern Washington and 10 other states. Collected here are photos of the volcano and its fateful 1980 eruption. The BIG picture remembers.
I am starting a series called Famous Photos. I was a journalism major at Western Kentucky University and we spent a good amount of time discussing some of the pictures that changed the world. Most of these won Pulitzer’s and if you are in Washington D.C. you should go to Newseum to see them all. Many of the pictures can be disturbing, but most of them were used to raise awareness for the good. This first one is heart wrenching.
The photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.
The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away. The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place as soon as the photograph was taken. Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.