The Famous Vietnam Execution: Buddha Might Forgive Him But Americans Didn’t

The famous Vietcong execution. Vietcong militant shot in head

General Nguyen Ngoc Loan Executing a Viet Cong Prisoner in Saigon is a photograph taken by Eddie Adams on 1 February 1968. It depicts South Vietnamese National PoliceChief Nguyễn Ngọc Loan executing a Việt Cộng captain, Nguyễn Văn Lém (referred to as Captain Bảy Lốp), in Saigon during the Tet Offensive. On first look, one will immediately stereotype the gun holder as the devil […]

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Tank Man, who became the symbol of defiance and nonviolent resistance

Tank Man

‘Tank Man’, shot at the Tiananmen Square protests of 1989 (commonly known as the June Fourth Incident or ’89 Democracy Movement in Beijing which took place in the spring of 1989) by photographer Stuart Franklin is one of the most iconic photographs in recent history. This photograph has become a symbol of defiance and nonviolent […]

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Afghan Refugee Crisis in the eyes of the Afghan Girl

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Title: The Afghan Girl Photographer: Steve McCurry Year: 1984 Location: Nasir Bagh Refugee Camp ‘The Afghan Girl’ is a photographic portrait captured by National Geographic Journalist Steve McCurry in 1984.  The portrait is of a 13 years old Afghan refugee girl in the Nasir Bagh refugee camp area, near Peshawar in Pakistan. In 1985, the portrait appeared […]

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The photo that showed war is not what people see in movies

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Title: Charred Iraqi Soldier Photographer: Kenneth Jarecke Date: February 28, 1991 Location: Highway 8, Iraq The depiction of horror in some photographs is so vivid that they’re considered too disturbing to print. One such photo is of this incinerated Iraqi soldier. Taken in 1991 by photojournalist Kenneth Jarecke, this photograph is so horrifying that it […]

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