A protester in Tiananmen Square, Beijing in 1989. Photo Stuart Franklin
Photography has the power to capture more than just pretty landscapes and family portraits. It can capture history and oftentimes the emotion of actually being there.
This is exactly what these photos do. From life and death, to war and those amazing moments of rare beauty in unexpected places. They tell us more about the human experience and our place in the universe than words ever could.
- Turkish riot police disperse protesters using water cannons during protests in Istanbul. Photo Eren Aytuğ, NAR Photo collective
- In 1967, 17-year-old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during an anti-war protest outside the Pentagon. Photo Marc Riboud
- Brazilian police fire on a man during protests against corruption and police brutality in 2013. Photo Huffington Post
- Thania Sayne leaning on her husband’s headstone the day before their wedding anniversary. Photo Manuel Balce Ceneta
- A tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. Photo Bruno Morandi
- A Ukrainian protester plays piano during riots in the capital city Kiev. Photo DO Art Foundation
- A child is passed through barbed wire to his grandparents at a refugee camp during the Kosovo War. Photo Carol Guzy
First published at viralnova