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Pictures and the thousand words.

Pictures are said to tell a thousand words. Photography is an art, it is a moment captured in time that can always be revisited. Susan Sontag, a former American writer and filmmaker, teacher and political activist once said;

“All photographs are memento mori. To take a photograph is to participate in another person’s (or thing’s) mortality, vulnerability, mutability. Precisely by slicing out this moment and freezing it, all photographs testify to time’s relentless melt.”

Who also went on to say,

“Interpretation is the revenge of the intellectual upon art. ”

Which brings us to why I am on here quoting Sontag, about  month or so ago I came across a series of interestingly beautiful pictures by different photographers taken at different moments in time along the years. They are a collection of real, raw life changing moments that speak volumes about the world we live in today. They pictures were then interpenetrated by an artist (not known to me), in the most beautiful colourful way but without blurring the message. If anything this artist bought out the message even more; it is clear cut. No filter (lol). No veil. No lies. These Pictures consist of tragically heavy moments captured in time, forever frozen. They are the sort of pictures that our great grand children will look at to remember our era and the path we set for them. Is this how we want our grand kids off-spring to remember our generation? War, Poverty, rape, death and more war? I will leave you to ponder on that; that and these beautiful pictures below.

 

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Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993) : Kevin Committed Suicide 3 Months After He Won the Pulitzer Prize for this Photograph of a Vulture Stalking a Starving Girl.

 

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Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

 

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A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

 

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Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

 

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Children in Vietnam during war!

 

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Child brides in Yemen. Tehani (in pink) and Ghada (in green)

 

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Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940.

 

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Son of Killed Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov

 

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Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria Refuge Crisis)

 

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