Photographs

by kmaradiaga1

felixine:politics-war:Afghan refugee boy Samiullah Afsar, 5, carries a puppy he found in a pile of a garbage, on the outskirts of Islamabad, Pakistan.Photo: Muhammed Muheisen I can’t

Photo: Muhammed Muheisen

This photo mostly emits some strong emotion. Mostly because I am aware of the unfortunate situations in Pakistan and there’s this small boy who finds a puppy. This to me represents all the innocence that is seen by children’s eye’s. They find the most beautiful and happy things in a pile of trash or the worst of times and it’s so inspiring.

Scientists take samples to study radioactive discharges in the Susquehanna River in Maryland, March 1985.Photograph by William T. Douthitt, National Geographic

This picture is so perfect, it has the various hues of blues and the boat and people are just the focus of it all. The sky, fog, and ocean all blend together so well but the reflection is so clear. The blur allows the sharp details to really  stand out.

I read the background story on this and mostly made me realize that it is possible to capture change in a photograph. Two people who were friends in the past now share such differing views. Time makes people different and their experiences. This was a demonstration and just seeing the pain in this mans eyes can show his shock and willingness to spread his ideas. I love that is’s an old photo, the black and white adds to it.

photographed by Anatoly Rakhimbaev

This was just so sad to see, drug addiction is depicted so well in this photo. The withdrawal is so apparent in their body and eyes its sort of sickening. The father appears very nonchalant as he’s about to shoot up his son. This photo seriously shows the life they live. We observe the plain background and we can make so many assumptions about these people.

I believe this photo hurts most of all. Here is a child, who will be scarred for life from actions taken in Iraq. She had to witness death and blood shed at such a young age and this photo just makes me want to hold her and tell her that it’s going to be okay. This represent so many emotions from hers to my own.

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