#WorldPhotographyDay: 23 Photos That Shook The World!

Click a photo. Take a selfie. Do it all today, because it’s World Photography Day. The date behind World Photography Day originates from the invention of the Daguerreotype, a photographic processes developed by Joseph Nicèphore Nièpce and Louis Daguerre in 1837. The idea behind the World Photography Day is simple: photos that bring a change!
 Any picture can speak a thousand words, but only a select few can uproot nations, change ideologies and make a difference! The influence that this list of photographs carry is astounding! And what better day to showcase them than on World Photography Day?

  1. Syrian boy Omran: look into his eyes. He’s silent, but he tells you a lot. From under the rubble...
    source - twitter.com

  2. The man in this iconic photograph is Qutubuddin Ansari, a tailor, as he pleads for mercy during the Godhra riots in Gujarat, 2002.
    source - Arko 

  3. “That’s one small step for man, one giant leap for mankind” Neil Armstrong. Need we say more about this iconic picture?
    source - Buzz Aldrin

  4. God, look at it! Seen as Africa’s despair, the image of a vulture preying upon a starving toddler was taken by photographer Kevin Cater. He faced criticism for not helping the toddler, and tragically killed himself three months after the picture was published.
    source - Kevin Carter

  5. The photograph that allowed geniuses to have a sense of humor. 
    source - Arthur Sasse

  6. The 1945 Nagasaki Atomic Bomb: Proof of man’s ability to destroy on a large scale, an extremely large scale.
    source - U.S Air Force

  7. A missionary holds hands with a starving boy in Uganda. Such a pity!
    source - Mike Wells

  8. This shot by astronaut Bill Anders changed the way we think of our plant and its place in the cosmos! 
    source - Bill Anders

  9. An Afghan man gives tea to a U.S solider. Who knew issues could be solved over a few drinks
    source - Rafiq Maqbool

  10.  The body of Che Guevara as the Bolivian Government poses alongside. The fall of a revolutionist, the fall of the people!
    source - Freddy Alborta

  11. Five U.S Marines and a Navy sailor were captured raising an American flag atop Mount Suribachi on the Japanese island of Iwo Jima. This picture depicts love for a nation!
    source - Jose Rosenthal

  12. The walk of purpose, the Mahatma Gandhi way!
    source - wikipedia.org

  13. This four month old Japanese baby brings light to the 2011 Japan Tsunami. Which means hope can be found in the worst times, too!
    source - dailymail.uk

  14. Connie Kopelov and Phyllis Siegel become the first gay couple to get married in Manhattan in 2011. 
    source - gettyimages.com)

  15. Sharbat Gula, an Afghan girl becomes one of the most iconic National Geographic covers of all times and a symbol of the struggle of refugees everywhere. 
    source - Steve McCurry

  16. How Life Begins: Lennart Nilsson began taking pictures of developing fetuses with an endoscope in 1957, and the 1965 publication of his photos in Life Magazine was a breakthrough in showing people where we all came from.
    source - Lennart Nilsson

  17. In May 2005, NASA’s Mars Rover presents the world with a vision of Mars at dusk.
    source - nasa.org

  18. Jeff Widener captured this shot of “the unknown rebel” standing in front of a line of tanks. The man was shortly led away and never seen again, but his act of nonviolent protest was a vital moment in world history.
    source - Jeff Widener

  19. Oh that moment….that moment India awakened to freedom.
    source - enjoyfestivals.com

  20. The worst our country has ever seen: The Bhopal gas tragedy. This photograph of a child buried under the debris is the perfect example of what the gas tragedy has done to the people of Bhopal!
    source - Raghu Rai

  21. The photograph that gave a face to the Great Depression! 
    source - Dorothea Lange

  22. The Mangalyaan mission cost India only 11% of what it cost NASA to enter Mars. And what's more, we did it on the first attempt.
    source - isro.gov.in

  23. Kosovar refugee Agim Shala, 2, was passed through a barbed wire fence into the hands of his grandparents at a camp run by United Arab Emirates in Kukes, Albania.
    source - Carol Guzy

    Phew! What an impact!
    Now, how about some impactful videos?
    Just like these photographs, these videos have struck the right chords!