40 of the Most Powerful Pictures Ever Taken in the Last Century

Photos tell stories that mere words cannot express. This is the case for this collection of 40 photos spanning a century. View all of them after jump!

“Wait For Me Daddy,” by Claude P. Dettloff, October 1, 1940

Photojournalists capture the whole rainbow of human emotions, from gut-wrenching loss to indescribable happiness and elation. It is their job to capture an image than encapsulates the essence of a scene that tells its story. These 40 photos collected on PictureCorrect show the triumphs and tragedies we as a people have experienced over the years. Some are shot in film while some are in digital but each image is gripping. They draw you in invoke emotion. Which photo stirred the most in you?

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written by cruzron on 2013-11-11 in #lifestyle #photos #photojournalism #news #history

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