1 tsp. of Perspective

9 Heartbreaking Photos That Should Give You Some Perspective

9 Heartbreaking Photos That Should Give You Some Perspective


Polar bear in captivity

Polar bear in captivity

This arctic mural is a far cry from home.


Soldier with shell shock

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

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

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

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 with Mark David Chapman

John Lennon signing an autograph for the man who would shoot him only hours later.


Mourning Dog

Mourning Dog

A devastated dog lying on the grave of his deceased owner.


Dorothy Counts

Dorothy Counts

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.


Bushfires

Bushfires

A firefighter gives water to a koala in the midst of the Black Saturday bushfires in Victoria, Australia in 2009.


Survivors

Survivors

A five-year-old girl holds hands with a 105-year-old woman as they are evacuated from the convention center in New Orleans.


Tired Surgeon

Tired Surgeon

A heart surgeon after a successful 23-hour long heart transplantation. His assistant is sleeping in the corner.


Widower

Widower

This man’s wife passed away five years ago but he still eats lunch with a photo of her.


Job Hunting

Job Hunting

This is a poignant photo that marks the struggle of the Great Depression.

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