1/04/2012

The Power of a Picture . Photography

A seven-month-old Kenyan boy, Mihag Gedi Farah later made a full recovery.
photographer: Schalk Van Zuydam

Here's one of the best aspects of photography - an image that can move you beyond words. BuzzFeed's 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011 captures some of the most heartwrenching, triumphant, or just plain moving photos from the year. I defy you to scroll through all 45, reading the captions as you go, and not shed a tear. 

Much of this is composition - framing the shot, finding the perfect angle, and getting the light right where you want it. However, much of it is just simply being there in that moment and showing people what you saw and felt through a camera. 

Robert Peraza mourns his son at the 9/11 Memorial.
photographer: Justin Lane


Facebook played a pivotal role in the Middle East uprisings.
source: The Atlantic Wire

United States servicemen and women marched in a gay pride parade for the first time.
photographer: Sandy Huffaker



A man sits for a moment in the aftermath of the Joplin, Missouri tornado.
source: Reuters


An Apple store in Hong Kong holds a memorial to Steve Jobs.
photographer: Kin Cheung


Phyllis Siegel, 76, left, and Connie Kopelov, 84, became the first gay couple to wed at Manhattan City Clerk's Office.
photographer: Stan Honda


Billy Stinson comforts his daughter Erin on the steps of their family cottage in Nags Head, North Carolina in the wake of Hurricane Irene.
photographer: Scott Olson


What makes a photograph powerful for you? 

4 comments :

  1. Wow, this is filled with emotion and it definitely creates a powerful feeling, I think what makes a photograph powerful for me is the look in the peoples eyes. To start your post with the first picture like you did made me inclined to see your blog. thanks

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  3. That first photo is gut wrenchingly sad. thnx for sharing.

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  4. Thank you to show us whats happened around the world

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