A Protesting Buddhist Monk, 1963
Some moments are more painful than the others. These photographs shook the world, for one or the other reason. Protesting against the South Vietnamese government, this Buddhist monk set himself on fire. He died silently, without screaming or moving.
Photo by: Malcolm Browne. He won a Pulitzer Prize.
An Iraqi War Prisoner, 2003
While this Iraqi prisoner was trying to comfort his 4-year-old son, the little boy was afraid to see his father hooded and handcuffed. The army considered his request to free his hands so he could make his boy feel comfortable.
Photo by: Jean-Marc Bouju/AP.
Bhopal Disaster, 1984
One of the most horrific accidents – The Bhopal Gas Disaster – happened in India in 1984, leaving thousands dead. The photograph is of a baby being buried by his father.
Photo by: Raghu Rai, 1984.
Dorothy’s First Day, 1957
Discriminated on the basis of color by her college mates, Dorothy quit her high school after the very first day.
Photo by: Douglas Martin, World Press Photo of the Year, 1957.
Earthquake in Turkey, 1983
Mother cries in front of her 5 children – all dead.
Photo by: Mustafa Bozdemir, World Press Photo of the Year, 1983.
Napalm Accident, 1972
South Vietnamese planes dropped napalm mistakenly on their own soldiers and civilians. It created havoc and destruction everywhere in the region.
Photo by: Associated Press photographer, Nick Ut. He won a Pulitzer Prize.
Photo of Omarya Sanchez, 1985
Trapped under muddy water by the walls of her own home, the 13-year-old Omarya Sanchez was put to sleep due to havoc caused by Nevado Ruiz Volcano in 1984.
Photo by: French Reporter Frank Fournier.
The Baby’s Hand, 1999
Photograph features the unborn baby grabbing hand of the doctor. It was a successful spina bifida operation.
Photo by: Michael Clancey
The Fall from the Window, 1975
Trying to escape the fire, the child and mother fell off when the ladder collapsed. The child, however, survived as he fell on his mother’s dead body.
Photo by: Stanley Forman.
Vulture Waiting for the Malnutritioned Child to Die, 1994
This one was a complete shocker and raised a debate on the humanness of the photographing community. It features a vulture waiting for the malnutritioned child to die. The photographer committed suicide despite being awarded for this photograph.
Photo by Kevin Carter