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40 Must-See Photos From The Past. The phrase “a picture is worth a thousand words” was coined by American newspaper editor Arthur Brisbane in 1911.

40 Must-See Photos From The Past

It’s a simple notion that applies to many aspects of our lives, but especially to historical photography. Sometimes, one simple picture can tell you more about history than any story you might read or any document you might analyze. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. Sisters pose for the same photo three separate times, years apart. A Russian war veteran kneels beside the tank he spent the war in, now a monument.

A Romanian child hands a heart-shaped balloon to riot police during protests against austerity measures in Bucharest. Retired Philadelphia Police Captain Ray Lewis is arrested for participating in the Occupy Wall Street protests in 2011. Rara fotografía de la bomba nuclear sobre Hiroshima tomada casi en el instante de la explosión. La explosión de sendas bombas nucleares sobre las ciudades japonesas de Hiroshima y Nagasaki, en agosto de 1945, marcan uno de los momentos más importantes de la historia moderna, una suerte de tope en la escala de (auto)destrucción de la que el ser humano es capaz.

Rara fotografía de la bomba nuclear sobre Hiroshima tomada casi en el instante de la explosión

Y si bien los testimonios y elaboraciones posteriores que intentan entender el suceso (destaca, por ejemplo, Hiroshima, mon amour, de Alain Resnais), en esta ocasión compartimos un documento poco conocido que pertenece al instante inmediatamente posterior a la caída de la bomba sobre Hiroshima. La imagen fue encontrada en los archivos de la escuela primaria Honkawa, localizada en Hiroshima, y captura el momento de la explosión según fue avistado en Kaitaichi a casi 10 km al este de esta ciudad y que además del momento en que fue tomada, tiene como segunda particularidad que la nube radioactiva se mira desde una perspectiva a ras del suelo.

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 - In Focus. The winners have just been announced of this year's National Geographic photo contest.

Winners of the National Geographic Photo Contest 2012 - In Focus

The Society received more than 22,000 entries from over 150 countries. Presented here are the winners from the three categories of People, Places, and Nature, captions provided by the photographers. The Grand Prize Winner receives $10,000 and a trip to National Geographic headquarters in Washington, D.C., to participate in the annual National Geographic Photography Seminar in January 2013. Places That Are Actually Real But Don't Look So. Flying on the Rooftops by jen bliss. The Frame: Feature pictures from 2008. As part of our three-day look back at some of best pictures of year, today we look at feature pictures from around the world in 2008. (26 images) In this July 11, 2008 photo, two Chinese girls peek underneath a billboard covering a construction site in Beijing.

The Frame: Feature pictures from 2008

BREATHTAKING AERIAL PHOTOS Show How Small Mankind Really Is. Father-son-and-elephant.jpg (960×699) Divers, Easter Island. 15 Perfectly timed Photos. Mladen penev. 21 Pictures That Will Restore Your Faith In Humanity. Some Bizzare and Odd things around us… Beauty of the nature lies in viewer’s eyes.

Some Bizzare and Odd things around us…

A photograph is just a way to show or represent that beauty. Here is a bunch of some wonderful pictures which are not only the example of beautiful photography but are also a photograph of some miracles happening in the world. You can also call it the creativity and innovation of photographer’s mind. Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes. When photographer James Mollison was asked to do a project on children’s rights, he found himself thinking back to his childhood bedroom and the deep importance it played in his upbringing.

Where Children Sleep: A Diverse World of Homes

Taking that idea with him around the world, he photographed a diverse cross section of children and the bedrooms they call home. HEDI SLIMANE DIARY. Off the Grid : Eric Valli. Honey Hunters : Eric Valli. Our Planet in Pictures Part1 « Coolphoto « WhereCoolThingsHappen. 40 Of The Most Powerful Photographs Ever Taken. 729996.jpg (imagen JPEG, 2144 × 1232 píxeles) - Escalado (43%) Paint_war_berlin.jpeg (imagen JPEG, 1600 × 1066 píxeles) - Escalado (50. Photography by Angus R Shamal. A self portrait of Stanley Kubrick with his daughter, Jack Nicholson and the crew @ the set of The Shining.

A selection of some of the most awesome Behind-the-scenes shots I’ve seen from some famous movies found at Back when set designs were huge and hand made, when special effects where mechanic and photographic and film stars were risking their lives on the set. on the set of Fritz Lang’s Metropolis — the actress inside the Maria robot taking a breather. The Empire Strikes Back - filming the Crawl. 9a47615fd44aa8011ae3373371f5a130.jpg (imagen JPEG, 950 × 631 píxeles) - Escalado (85%) Fearless" by Mister Marat. Lores.jpg (imagen JPEG, 805 × 1024 píxeles) Rare and very interesting photos.

Interesting and very rare photographs, you may never see.

Rare and very interesting photos

The first McDonald’s. Che Guevara and Fidel Castro. Capital of Brazil, on the beginning. Pius XII and Hitler. The King. Rare Beatles photos. Osama bin Laden and his family. Arquetipos modernos del horror: terroríficos montajes de Joshua Hoffine (FOTOS. Free vectors, photos and PSD to download. Double Exposures - Andre De Freitas. The Tunnel Of Trees. LowerCathredalLake_Pano_resize.jpg (imagen JPEG, 2671 × 593 píxeles) Photos by Phil Stern. James Dean.

photos by Phil Stern

Photos by Irving Penn. The Hand of Miles Davis Georgia O'Keeffe, Gypsy Rose Lee Ballet Society, 1948 Truman Capote, Spencer Tracy Joe Louis Duchess of Windsor, Mrs.

photos by Irving Penn

The 50 Most Beautiful Natural Waterfalls in the World. The word “waterfall” is pretty self-explanatory: a mass of flowing water rapidly dropping over a steep cliff. This phenomenon can be natural – which makes it even more spectacular, or created by human hands. Today’s showcase of 50 photos will focus on the first category: natural waterfalls that are meant to emphasize the beauty of pure nature in many parts of the world. As the water falls and splahses, rainbows are created, which are a delight for the eyes. House-over-waterfall1.jpg (imagen JPEG, 664 × 1000 píxeles)

Reflection-Photography6.jpg (imagen JPEG, 570 × 385 píxeles) 423822main_201002060003HQ_full.jpg (imagen JPEG, 4179 × 2607 píxeles) - Escalado (20%) Silent World by Michael Kenna. Willferrell.jpg (imagen JPEG, 383 × 482 píxeles) The most beautiful suicide. On May 1, 1947, Evelyn McHale leapt to her death from the observation deck of the Empire State Building.

The most beautiful suicide

01.jpg (imagen JPEG, 1701 × 1103 píxeles) - Escalado (49%) Jens_kolk_naturdokument_marienkaefer_makro.jpg (imagen JPEG, 900 × 602 píxeles) - Escalado (89%) Beatles-sullivan-guitar-1040-083109.jpg (imagen JPEG, 1040 × 697 píxeles) Pictures of Moments Speak More than Thousand Words...... Picture can speak thousands of words.

Random pictures of insignificant moments always been the most important and most valuable. Photographers and painters beautifully imprint huge number of events, objects and types. Some do it by accident on the momentary desire. Others do it in order to fix the time for the future. Photographer Martin Schoeller. Funny Celebrity Photographs. Metropol Parasol // The World’s Largest Wooden Structure. Photo © Fernando Alda Project: Metropol ParasolRedevelopment of Plaza de la Encarnacion, Seville, SpainFunction: archeological site, farmers market, elevated plaza, multiple bars and restaurantsSite area: 18,000 square metersBuilding area: 5,000 square metersTotal floor Area: 12,670 square metersNumber of floors: 4Height of the building: 28.50 metersStructure: concrete, timber and steelPrincipal Exterior: timber and granitePrincipal interior material: concrete, granite and steelDesigning period: 2004-2005Construction period: 2005-2011Building/Cost: 90 Million Euro photo © David Franck What is there not to like about Metropol Parasol?

The waffle-like crown structure in Seville, Spain has been finally completed in April 2011 after a competition held by the city of Seville in 2004. Located at Plaza de la Encarnacion, the stunning sequence of undulating parasols comprises the world's largest wooden structure. Photo © David Franck photo © J. . © J. Photo © Ignacio Ysasi. Horsetail Firefall. Dark Zoo on the Behance Network. 117911084.jpg (imagen JPEG, 900 × 600 píxeles) - Escalado (89.

Corbis - XX Century in Black and White Photos BBC. Men in Hats Watching the Sky. The most memorable photos from the Iraq War. Posted Dec 30, 2011 Share This Gallery inShare21 After nearly nine years in Iraq, the final combat troops continue to arrive back in the U.S. The war that officially began eight years and nine months earlier cost nearly 4,500 American, well more than 100,000 Iraqi lives and $800 billion from the U.S. Captured: The Ruins of Detroit. 061210-1793-940.jpg (imagen JPEG, 940 × 625 píxeles)

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