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January 6, 2007

Ahh, The Power Of Photography

Filed under: News,Uncategorized — chantal @ 4:38 pm

From 1/4/07…..

No wonder photography is so addictive. No other medium has the ability to reach and impact people the way the printed image can. The right photograph can simply show us a view of the world or a slice of life that we would not normally see; it can change minds, evoke emotion, cause upheaval and revolution, controversy, and stir the thoughts, hearts, and minds of a generation. The printed image is a universal language, knowing no barriers or boundaries.

I found this apropos article…..I feel honored to part of what, in my opinion, is one of the most important and impactful inventions of mankind. You may not agree with the selections, but you can not deny their power.

13 Photographs That Changed The World

Any picture can speak 1,000 words, but only a select few say something poignant enough to galvanize an entire society. The following photographs screamed so loudly that the entire world stopped to take notice.

1. The Photograph That Raised the Photojournalistic Stakes:
‘Omaha Beach, Normandy, France’
Robert Capa, 1944

2. The Photograph That Gave a Face to the Great Depression
‘Migrant Mother’
Dorothea Lange, 1936

3. The Photograph That Brought the Battlefield Home
‘Federal Dead on the Field of Battle of First Day, Gettysburg, Pennsylvania’
Mathew Brady, 1863

Read more….

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