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    01. Afghan Girl [1984]
    Photographer: Steve McCurry

    And of course the afghan girl, picture shot by National Geographicphotographer Steve McCurry. Sharbat Gula was one of the students in aninformal school within the refugee camp; McCurry, rarely given theopportunity to photograph Afghan women, seized the opportunity andcaptured her image. She was approximately 12 years old at the time. Shemade it on the cover of National Geographic next year, and her identitywas discovered in 1992.

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    02. Omayra Sánchez [1985]
    Photographer: Frank Fournier



    Omayra Sánchez was one of the 25,000 victims of the Nevado del Ruiz(Colombia) volcano which erupted on November 14, 1985. The 13-year oldhad been trapped in water and concrete for 3 days. The picture wastaken shortly before she died and it caused controversy due to thephotographer’s work and the Colombian government’s inaction in themidst of the tragedy, when it was published worldwide after the younggirl’s death.

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    03. Portrait of Winston Churchill [1941]
    Photograph from: Yousuf Karsh



    This photograph was taken by Yousuf Karsh, a Canadian photographer,when Winston Churchill came to Ottawa. The portrait of Churchillbrought Karsh international fame. It is claimed to be the mostreproduced photographic portrait in history. It also appeared on thecover of Life magazine.

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    04. The plight of Kosovo refugees [1999]
    Photographer: Carol Guzy



    The photo is part of The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winningentry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passedthrough a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camprun by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shalafamily were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.

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    05. Stricken child crawling towards a food camp [1994]
    Photographer: Kevin Carter



    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 thechild, including the photographer Kevin Carter who left the place assoon as the photograph was taken.
    Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

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    06. Segregated Water Fountains [1950]
    Photographer: Elliott Erwitt, Magnum Photos



    Picture of segregated water fountains in North Carolina taken by Elliott Erwitt.

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    07. Burning Monk – The Self-Immolation [1963]
    Photographer: Malcolm Browne



    June 11, 1963, Thich Quang Duc, a Buddhist monk from Vietnam, burnedhimself to death at a busy intersection in downtown Saigon to bringattention to the repressive policies of the Catholic Diem regime thatcontrolled the South Vietnamese government at the time. Buddhist monksasked the regime to lift its ban on flying the traditional Buddhistflag, to grant Buddhism the same rights as Catholicism, to stopdetaining Buddhists and to give Buddhist monks and nuns the right topractice and spread their religion.
    While burning Thich Quang Duc never moved a muscle.

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    08. Bliss [~2000]
    Photographer: Charles O’Rear



    Bliss is the name of a photograph of a landscape in Napa County,California, east of Sonoma Valley. It contains rolling green hills anda blue sky with stratocumulus and cirrus clouds. The image is used asthe default computer wallpaper for the “Luna” theme in Windows XP.
    The photograph was taken by the professional photographer CharlesO’Rear, a resident of St. Helena in Napa County, for digital-designcompany HighTurn. O’Rear has also taken photographs of Napa Valley forthe May 1979 National Geographic Magazine article Napa, Valley of theVine.
    O’Rear’s photograph inspired Windows XP’s US$ 200 million advertising campaign Yes you can.

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    09. The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire [1911]
    Photographer: International Ladies Garmet workers Union



    Picture of bodies at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Company ruleswere to keep doors closed to the factory so workers (mostly immigrantwomen) couldn’t leave or steal. When a fire ignited, disaster struck.146 people died that day.

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    Finally, a question for you……… ….. Who is this famous guy?


 

 

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