The plight of Kosovo refugees [1999]

The photo is part of The Washington Post’s Pulitzer Prize-winning entry (2000) showing how a Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, is passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania. The members of the Shala family were reunited here after fleeing the conflict in Kosovo.

The plight of Kosovo refugees [1999]

Photographer: Carol Guzy
Source: washingtonpost.com

Face off during the Oka Crisis [1990]

This is probably Canada’s most famous picture. The Oka Crisis was a land dispute between the Mohawk nation and the town of Oka, Quebec which began on March 11 1990, and lasted until September 26 1990. It resulted in three deaths, and would be the first of a number of violent conflicts between Indigenous people and the Canadian Government in the late 20th century.

Face off during the Oka Crisis [1990]

Photographer: Shaney Komulainen
Source: wikipedia.org

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

War Underfoot [2003]

Picture of bullet casings carpet a street in Monrovia (the capital of Liberia), at the heart of the battlefield between government and rebel soldiers. Businesses closed for weeks as the battle raged. Carolyn won pulitzer prize in 2004 with the set of pictures containing this one.

War Underfoot [2003]

Photographer: Carolyn Cole
Source: Pulitzer.org

Sudan Famine UN food camp [1994]

The photo is the “Pulitzer Prize” winning photo taken in 1994 during the Sudan Famine.
The picture depicts stricken child crawling towards an United Nations food camp, located a kilometer away.

The vulture is waiting for the child to die so that it can eat him. This picture shocked the whole world. No one knows what happened to the child, including the photographer Kevin Carter who
left the place as soon as the photograph was taken.

Three months later he committed suicide due to depression.

Stricken child crawling towards a food camp

Photographer: Kevin Carter
Source: Wikipedia.org

The Power of One [2007]

This picture won the Pulitzer Breaking News Photography 2007 award. Photo’s citation reads, “Awarded to Oded Balilty of The Associated Press for his powerful photograph of a lone Jewish woman defying Israeli security forces as they remove illegal settlers in the West Bank.â€?

The Power of One [2007]

Photographer:Oded Balilty (Associated Press)
Source: www.photojournalism.org

Tourist Guy [2001]

The tourist guy, is an Internet phenomenon consisting of a photograph of a touristPhotoshopped pictures after the September 11, 2001 attacks. The tourist was identified as Péter Guzli.

Soon after 9/11 an image showing a tourist while an airliner was about to hit the building beneath him circulated on the Internet. It was claimed that the picture came from a camera found in the debris at Ground Zero. The picture won a best 9/11 Photoshopped picture contest.

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Photographer: Photoshop
Source: wikipedia.org