Polar bear in captivity
This arctic mural is a far cry from home.
Soldier with shell shock
Shell shock was a term used to describe the reaction that some soldiers had in WWI to the trauma of battle.
Starving child with vulture
In 1993, photographer Kevin Carter won the Pulitzer Prize for taking this photo of a starving girl in South Sudan being stalked by a vulture. It was a rule for the journalists not to touch victims of the famine to avoid transmitting disease. Carter was so overcome with guilt that he committed suicide 3 months later.
Concentration Camp Survivor
This is a little girl who grew up in a concentration camp drawing a picture of “home” while living in a residence for disturbed children in Poland, 1948.
Young Boy at his Father’s Funeral
The 8-year-old soldier’s son accepts an American flag at his father’s funeral.
John Lennon with Mark David Chapman
John Lennon signing an autograph for the man who would shoot him only hours later.
A devastated dog lying on the grave of his deceased owner.
She was one of the first black students admitted to the Harry Harding High School in Charlotte, North Carolina. Her parents made her withdraw after she received four straight days of harassment.
A firefighter gives water to a koala in the midst of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia in 2009.
A five-year-old girl holds hands with a 105-year-old woman as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.
A heart surgeon after a successful 23-hour long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.
This man’s wife passed away five years ago but he still eats lunch with a photo of her.
This is a poignant photo that marks the struggle of the Great Depression.