Weekend of New Year, Facebook marketing director Randi Zuckerberg tweeted that Facebook saw 750 million photo uploads from its users. Flickr had its 5 billionth photo uploaded in September 2010.
Even as those sites are fast becoming the diary of the world, there are very few that actually make an impact to humanity.
These are few of those photos.
10. The First Flight
The photos is hardly technically acceptable but what makes it great is the moment that it captured.
This is a photo of the two craziest brothers in the history of science – the Wright Brothers during their first flight.
This was taken December 17, 1903 at Kitty Hawk, North Carolina. Orville Wright said:
This flight lasted only 12 seconds, but it was nevertheless the first in the history of the world in which a machine carrying a man had raised itself by its own power into the air in full flight, had sailed forward without reduction of speed, and had finally landed at a point as high as that from which it started.
9. Black and Whites
Some people that belong to the younger generation can’t imagine how bad the discrimination against the African-Americans was. Well this photo shows it all too well.
Painful to see… especially now.
8. Two Men on the Moon
All still photos of man’s first landing on the moon were taken by Neil Armstrong . He was the only one who had a camera.
In order to have a photo of himself, he used Aldrin’s helmet to show his reflection. Presto… an image of him and Aldrin on the moon. Aldrin did say that they were supposed to take more photos of Neil but they were distracted by the call of the President.
7. Afghan Girl
“Afghan Girl” is easily the most recognized National Geographic photo ever (It appeared on the June 1985 cover of the magazine). Her piercing, green eyes staring intently into the camera became a symbol of the conflict in Afghanistan in the 1980s and the plight of refugees from around the world.
It wasn’t until 2002 that “Gula” was finally located, still living in Afghanistan. She remembered being photographed, but had no idea just how famous her portrait had become.
6. Baby In Womb
The photo was initially used as a scientific basis on how a fetus develops.
Instead, this picture was considered the very symbol of humanity, and is still one of Life Magazine’s most famous photos.
The fetus was one of the first ever photographed with an endoscope, taken by Lennart Nilsson in 1965.
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