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Photos’s that made us Change!

For those of us who weren’t born when these photo’s were taken, I hope it’s a lesson in history.   I hope we haven’t come to the state as human beings that we need to see photo’s like this before we step forward and make change.  Lets take a proactive role and not reactive role!

Nine0year-old Kim Phuc and other children run down a road in Vietnam after a napalm attack. The iconic photo won a Pulitzer Prize for photographer Nick Ut. [Source: AP/NPR]

In one of the most iconic images of the Vietnam War, South Vietnamese soldiers follow terrified children, including 9-year-old Kim Phuc (center) as they run down a road near Trang Bang after an aerial napalm attack on suspected Viet Cong hiding places. The date was June 8, 1972. President Richard Nixon once doubted the authenticity of the photo, which earned a Pulitzer Prize for AP photographer Nick Ut.

The girl, now in her 40’s lives in Toronto Canada!

Live Aid Ethiopian Girl

Picture (Above & Below):  The image of a young Ethiopian girl ravaged by hunger and 15 minutes from death came to symbolise Live Aid’s 1985 plea for money for the victims of the devastating famine. Birhan Woldu, described as a “miracle baby”, survived the 1984 humanitarian crisis and was seen as a symbol of hope for Ethiopia.

Bob Geldof and the Ethiopian girl from the Live Aid video


Tank Man — This famous photo, taken on 5 June 1989 by photographer Jeff Widener, depicts an unknown man halting the PLA's advancing tanks near Tiananmen Square.


July 27, 2009 Posted by | Education, Government, Life, Photography, Politics, Sustainability, Taxes | , , , , , , , , , , , , | 1 Comment