The camera was invented in 1685, but it took a very long time to develop and become widely used. Over the past century, many photographs have been recorded that have marked important events in all industries and fields. And behind it are many stories worth mentioning.
The earth grows
Astronaut William Anders took this photo of Earth rising to greet Apollo 8 from behind the Moon. NASA’s Apollo 8 was the first manned mission to the Moon and entered lunar orbit on Christmas Eve 1968. That evening, the astronauts hosted a live broadcast. photos of the Earth and Moon seen from his spacecraft.
In the image called “Earth Rising,” the Earth appears as a blue sphere rising among giant white clouds, suspended in pitch-black space above the Moon’s crater horizon. Anders described it as “the most beautiful thing I’ve ever seen” and said that although they were there to study the Moon, it was the Earth’s view from the Moon that was the most interesting aspect of the flight. .
Lunch on top of a skyscraper
The image of 11 men perched on a high beam above New York City tells a lot of stories. It shows the hard work and ingenuity of the workers. But what is more remarkable is their almost zero labor protection status. These are migrant workers with thin bodies. The photo depicts the exploitation of the poor working class in the society at that time.
And to take such a photo, the photographer must also sit in a similar position, but the information about the photographer and the circumstances in which the famous photo was taken is still unclear.
Experimental photo of electrical stimulation on the face
Considered a pioneer of modern neurology, Guillaume Duchenne de Boulogne graduated from medical school in Paris in 1831. Duchenne searched for patients with neurological disorders, using electricity for diagnosis and treatment. He developed a machine that manages local neuroelectrical stimuli to understand the relationship between muscle movement and nerves.
In the mid-19th century, Duchenne conducted numerous studies on facial muscles and documented his work in a series of photographs. The most famous photograph shows an unnamed shoemaker with a complex anesthetic on his face. It was an old man with no teeth, a thin face, with features that made people afraid.
Duchenne’s work influenced the study of muscle diseases, especially muscular dystrophy and polio, and united the then-burgeoning fields of electricity, photography, and physiology into one interesting way.
Kiss in Times Square
Renowned photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt captured this image of a sailor kissing a woman in white in the middle of New York City’s Times Square on August 14, 1945, when Japan announced its surrender to the Bronze Age. , World War ended.
In the years that followed, many people claimed that they were the two main characters in the photo. A 2012 book called “The Kissing Sailor” identified the couple as sailors George Mendonsa and Greta Zimmer, a dental assistant. The special thing is that the two do not know each other. They gave the stranger that beautiful kiss because they were so happy on the day the war ended.
In this famous press photo for nearly 100 years, Florence Owens Thompson, then 32, and her young children look into the distance. This photo has become a symbol of the Great Depression for many Americans.
The Great Depression destroyed the lives of people across America. In 1936, photojournalist Dorothy Lange working for the Resettlement Agency came across a destitute mother near Nipomo, California. Florence Owens Thompson has 7 children, is a migrant worker who came to the US to earn money. In the photo Lange captured, two dirty, disheveled children shyly look away from the camera while their mother touches her face with her finger, staring into space.
The photo was posted by San Francisco News along with a story detailing the widespread famine in the labor camp and the plight of people like Florence. Then, thanks to that, they are helped by social workers and built a better life.
Taken on the afternoon of May 1, 2011, this image shows President Barack Obama and his national security team receiving an update on a top-secret Navy SEAL raid on the Pakistani compound of one of the most wanted men in US history – Osama bin Laden. At 11:35 that night, the President appeared on live television to announce that the mastermind behind the 9/11 terrorist attacks had been killed by SEALs.
White House photographer Pete Souza took the photo after Obama and his senior aides crowded into a small conference room in the Situation Room complex of the West Wing. Former President Obama later shared that the time the SEAL helicopter landed at bin Laden’s hideout was the longest 40 minutes of his life.
Source: Ranker, History