Guerrillero Heroico - The popularized version of the image, which is typically cropped, highly contrasted, and slightly rotated. By snipping out a palm tree and the profile of another man, Korda gave the portrait "an ageless quality, divorced from the specifics of time and place."
Mother. I love this shot of a mother in the tent in depession times. Children huddled and a worry of what is to come of her and her family. Taken by Natl Geo, the mother and children are fine now. Hard times that we have all gone through in different degrees. Remembering things could be worse and you have to get up and dust yourself off and step forward. This speaks to me. Love the photo.
idel Castro The former head of government of Cuba, a position that he held for 50 years. Castro overthrew the US-backed dictator Batista to seize power, and only let go of it by passing it on to his brother. Castro has been alternately reviled and praised for measures that he took with the country as dictator. Date and photographer: Unknown.
A German and a British soldier share cigarettes during the Christmas Truce of 1914. “The Germans opposite us were awfully decent fellows – Saxons, intelligent, respectable-looking men. I had a quite decent talk with three or four and have two names and addresses in my notebook. […] After our talk I really think a lot of our newspaper reports must be horribly exaggerated.” -Fraternization Between the Lines, New York Times, 31 December 1914.
Life goes on in London, 1941. London blitz. My mother and her family lived through the Blitz as London's East End was bombed into non-existence. They lost their home and almost everything they owned, but life did go on. The British truly stood shoulder to shoulder, helping each other to survive with courage and a "stiff upper lip".
This Pulitzer Prize winning photograph by Eddie Adams is among the most famous war photographs of all time. The man with the gun is General Nguyen Ngoc Loan, the Republic of Vietnam’s Chief of National Police, while the man about to die is Nguyen Van Lém, a Vietcong soldier.