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IN Photography ON 16 Feb, 2016
Photography is an art, it is a language of communicating through standstills. When a photograph is taken, it captures a moment. The moment may be blissful, tragic or even hilarious. But it is a part of history as your own.
Here are a few photographs which tell a new story of their own, rendering you and enabling to speak, so great is their power.
A World War II veteran, 86, completely dressed with every medal he has earned, hails from Belarus and is Konstantin Pronin. He is waiting for his comrades. Every year Konstantin makes sure he is present in full uniform. It is believed that this year he was the only soldier to show up.
On one side are two blissfully ignorant and happy women who are enjoying a casual lunch at a dinner. On the other is this poor wretched man who sleeps outside yearning for food.
The huge numbers gathered here were meant to be impressive.
The first picture of our mother Earth taken, taken by astronaut Michael Collin, while circling the moon. The tiny white, blue thing there is our Gigantic Earth.
This picture depicts a person who went in shock after tragically hitting and eventually killing a young boy in an accident.
This one shows a Turkish official teases starving Armenian children by showing them a piece of bread during the Armenian Genocide in 1915. Horrendous and tragic.
A Filipino politician took this photograph himself, just a few minutes before being assassinated. The guy with the revolver who killed him is clearly visible in the picture.
A monk prays for a dead man in the station hall of the Shanxi Taiyuan Train Station, China. The man died suddenly of natural causes while waiting for a train.
These are the orange Sossusvlei sand dunes in Namibia.
This iconic image was found in a German's Photograph album with the words, "The last Jew in Vinnitsa", written at the back. The man's eyes are haunting and the atrocities committed by the Nazis render you speechless.
The authorities have installed a suicide hot-line at the golden gate bridge. For those individuals who come there with the purpose of ending their lives.
This photograph was captured when the Jews finally came to know that they no longer have to die. Their elated faces say it all. Such is the significance.
The lone man standing on the lighthouse, a midst the horrific waves, is either extremely foolish or extremely brave.
A young guys standing up for the violence against his own father. Speaks up for the braveness and courage and his love for his dear mother.