Corpsman in anguish [1967]

Photo taken by Catherine Leroy portraying U.S. Marine corpsman Vernon Wike during the battle for Hill 881 near Khe Sanh while he is cradling his comrade who has been shot while smoke from the battle rises into the air behind them. From the set of pictures, in “Corpsman In Anguish” he has just realised the man is dead.

In 1968, during the Tet Offensive, Leroy was captured by the North Vietnamese Army. She managed to talk her way out with images of the North Vietnamese Army in action.

Corpsman in anguish [1967]

Photographer: Catherine Leroy
Source: pieceuniquegallery.com

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire [1911]

Picture of bodies at the Triangle Shirtwaist Company. Company rules were to keep doors closed to the factory so workers (mostly immigrant women) couldn’t leave or steal. When a fire ignited, disaster struck. 146 people died that day. The whole story here.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire [1911]

Photographer: International Ladies Garmet workers Union ?!
Source: wikipedia.org

Death of a Loyalist Soldier [1936]

From 1936 to 1939 Robert Capa photographed the horrors the Spanish Civil War. In 1936, he became known across the globe for a photo he took on the Cordoba Front of a Loyalist Militiaman who had just been shot and was in the act of falling to his death. Because of his proximity to the victim and the timing of the capture, there was a long controversy about the authenticity of this photograph. Historians eventually succeeded in identifying the dead soldier as Federico Borrell García and proved it authentic. This is the best-known picture of the Spanish civil war.

Death of a Loyalist Soldier [1936]

Photographer: Robert Capa
Source: answers.com

Larger then life [2004]

Picture taken in February 2004 on assignment for National Geographic, this photograph shows a unique aerial perspective of The Empty Quarter, the world’s largest sand desert. Photographer George Steinmetz took the picture while piloting his motorized paraglider in a remote part of Oman.

Since it first appeared in National Geographic, it has been included in numerous additional publications and exhibitions.

Larger then life [2004]

Photographer: George Steinmetz
Source: nationalgeographic.com