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MiddleAgesMan
05-31-2012, 05:33 PM
These pictures can be summed up with a simple, WOW!

(Bring a tissue.)

http://www.buzzfeed.com/expresident/most-powerful-photographs-ever-taken

Peerie Maa
05-31-2012, 05:42 PM
One missing:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QqhsQrpYPqk/T3SifLp9rTI/AAAAAAAAEFA/F5LLVk9uo58/s1600/00004vietnam+napalm.jpg

MiddleAgesMan
05-31-2012, 05:51 PM
But of course.

Maybe you should pursue a new career and compete with that website since you are such an authority on icons.

CheesusHChrist!

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:38 PM
Some of the listed photographs certainly are powerful, but many are questionable as most powerful of all time.

A few that I would have included.

http://nppa.org/news_and_events/news/2009/09/images/eddie_adams_vietnam_execution_154-155.jpg

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:39 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/a/a1/WW2_Iwo_Jima_flag_raising.jpg

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:43 PM
as or more famous than the movie it was cropped from

http://danhairfield.files.wordpress.com/2012/03/marilyn-monroe-seven-year-itch-subway-dress.jpg

Phillip Allen
05-31-2012, 06:43 PM
interesting but certainly not iconic (a few are)

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:45 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/-i1TQKDqtm38/TWFuHYZs7lI/AAAAAAAAATQ/IzP83kz5sT8/s1600/challenger.jpg

Hwyl
05-31-2012, 06:45 PM
Nothing from the Hubble, in fact only one view from space.
http://www.google.com/earth/images/hubble_crab_neb-lg.jpg

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:48 PM
http://1.bp.blogspot.com/_473nrD5vEv8/SM-MTI6PvlI/AAAAAAAAAxQ/cSuZipmeiRc/s1600/Depression-Great-Woman.jpg

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 06:54 PM
Not a single Ansel Adams photo in the list. . .

http://img1.information.dk/files/imagecache/940x/238742378647238643266_0.jpg

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 07:05 PM
http://s.ngm.com/afghan-girl/images/afghan-girl-615.jpg

WX
05-31-2012, 07:06 PM
Many very powerful images there that I had not seen before. So you may not think they represent the greatest of all time, go and look at the content of each image and what is happening there.

Paul Pless
05-31-2012, 07:28 PM
http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/7/78/Trinity_Test_Fireball_16ms.jpg



http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/8/8d/Trinity_shot_color.jpg

Steve McMahon
05-31-2012, 07:30 PM
Thank you. Powerful to look through.

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-31-2012, 08:29 PM
Nagasaki 1945

http://worldsfamousphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/nagasaki-1945.jpg


1930's lynching in the Southern US

http://worldsfamousphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/03/1930-lynching.jpg

Peter Malcolm Jardine
05-31-2012, 08:34 PM
North Carolina 1950

http://www.worldsfamousphotos.com/wp-content/uploads/2007/09/segregated.jpg


Elizabeth Eckford 1957

http://listverse.files.wordpress.com/2011/05/little_rock_desegregation_1957.jpg?w=375&h=400

Gerarddm
05-31-2012, 08:42 PM
There are only a few in that list of 40 that I would call iconic.

AnalogKid
05-31-2012, 09:20 PM
One missing:
http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-QqhsQrpYPqk/T3SifLp9rTI/AAAAAAAAEFA/F5LLVk9uo58/s1600/00004vietnam+napalm.jpg

By chance, this appeared in today's paper : Still 'napalm girl', 40 years on (http://www.nzherald.co.nz/world/news/article.cfm?c_id=2&objectid=10810045)

http://media.nzherald.co.nz/webcontent/image/jpg/201222/SCCZEN_A_210808NZHBPKIM2_460x230.jpg

The Bigfella
05-31-2012, 09:58 PM
http://i240.photobucket.com/albums/ff112/igatenby/Malaysia%20and%20Thailand%20by%20Super%20Enduro/288.jpg