Month: November 2015

A father comforts his son on his deathbed. The photo that changed the face of AIDS. 1989

This picture is widely considered the photo that changed the face of AIDS. It showed AIDS victims as humans and people with families. The biggest opponents [...]

The atomic cloud over Nagasaki, 1945

This is believed to be the earliest photograph from the ground, 15 minutes after the plutonium bomb detonated over Nagasaki. The destruction was so [...]

Miners washing each other’s backs in the showers, a daily ritual at the end of the working day, 1945

Miners, who are covered in dust and soot, help each other to get clean in the showers after their shift at a mine in the Netherlands. Despite the hard work [...]

German motorcycle courier in Eastern Front, 1942

Riding on an exposed vehicle in the Russian Winter, here a combination motorcycle, required protective clothing. This Kradfahrer wears a sentry’s [...]

Seven horses of the Queen’s Household Cavalry lie dead after the IRA detonated a nail bomb, 1982

The Hyde Park and Regent’s Park bombings were one of the worst IRA atrocities on the British mainland, killing 11 soldiers and seven horses and leaving [...]

Giraffe women visit London, 1935

The Kayan Lahwi people, also known as Padaung, are an ethnic group with populations in Myanmar (Burma) and Thailand. Padaung women are well-known for [...]

The assassination of Anwar Sadat, 1981

The assassins’ bullets ended the life of a man who earned a reputation for making bold decisions in foreign affairs, a reputation based in large part on [...]