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In all my previous photography posts, I’ve always tried to bring creative and beautiful compilations for you guys. However, today I have collected some “not-so-pleasing” shots but definitely food for thought.

You would have surely heard of the term “Photojournalism”….a form of news reporting where images are used to tell the entire news story. This type of journalism has rapidly gained prominence since violence and aggression has risen all over the world. Terror attacks, suicide bombings, war in Afghanistan and Iraq, protests and revolt in Egypt….these all are the grueling moments that are happening around us. Therefore, to keep the general public aware, journalists capture these grim realities of life in their cameras and release them over internet.

Lately, I came across some of the most heartbreaking and disturbing pictures of photojournalism and thought of sharing them with my readers. I think it’s high time we all realise that… “Peace can never be achieved through war”. Peace is not about fighting for vengeance. It is a process of removing anger and hatred amongst ourselves. Always remember:

 “The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. “

Let’s have a look at these heart-rending pictures which clearly prove that we are not “human beings” anymore.



Chains of freedom


Jesus told me where to bomb


Make War & Hunger History


9/11 collapse


Police State


Height of Poverty


Praying for salvation


Real Courage


Riots in Egypt


Standing Guard


Struggling To Survive


Symbols of hatred


Tears of War


Religious Faith…


Egypt on fire


The  Sit-in


Thirsty Child


Where is my vote?


Held Hostage


London Riots


Women Fighters

In the end, let us all make a pledge that from this day forth, we shall strive for peace and eliminate all forms of warfare and conflict. Let’s make this Earth a better place to live. May GOD bless us all!

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  1. M.K. Louie On February 3rd, 2011 at 12:50 pm

    I’ve been a long-time subscriber but this is my first time to comment.

    Thank you for sharing these photos. I’m truly humbled and reminded that there is a lot more all of us can do to help those in need.

  1. Donna Watson On February 3rd, 2011 at 7:07 pm

    Difficult to view…Important to see.

  1. jarmaine | postcard printing On February 3rd, 2011 at 9:20 pm

    These types of photographs definitely elicit strong emotions. Each photo shows what is real. The current state of humanity is not at its best, and though we hope for peace, we know how hard it is to actually see it become real. Especially found Chains of freedom and Height of poverty images troubling.

  1. Spraggz On February 4th, 2011 at 2:20 am

    The Abandoned Child is the most horrific one. I couldn’t imagine going through that. That’s we need to be grateful for what we have and remember change stats with ourselves.

  1. smith wills On February 4th, 2011 at 2:40 am

    I have never ever seen these types of pictures in my life.. they are horrible…

  1. KSRuprai On February 4th, 2011 at 7:32 am

    Beautiful photography, shame it has to show the ill’s of mankind.

    “The more we sweat in peace the less we bleed in war. “

  1. mdz On February 4th, 2011 at 9:34 am

    I wish you had written something about each photo, to put them in context.

  1. hagen On February 4th, 2011 at 10:09 am

    Photojournalism has been around for a long time. It just took time for photos to get back, developed and then published. Photojournalism got it’s first real leap into real-time public awareness during the Vietnam war when photographers were embedded in the US military units (first time ever). The pulitzer winning photo, published as the cover of time magazine, will be instantly recognized by everyone.

  1. sami On February 4th, 2011 at 4:34 pm

    amazing pics…sums up most events of the past decade!

  1. Peter On February 5th, 2011 at 11:43 am

    @smith wills, you’ve never seen images like this? open your eyes!

  1. Orkut Scraps On February 5th, 2011 at 12:06 pm

    Really its heartbreaking stunning pictures I have ever seen
    Thanks for sharing

  1. Friendiversary On February 5th, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Photos can explain politics in an incredibly ephemeral manner. It’s sad and at the same time provides awareness to so many areas.

  1. M.Becker On February 5th, 2011 at 8:53 pm

    I too am humbled and speechless. Thanks for sharing these photos.

  1. Fable Rushing On February 7th, 2011 at 8:09 am

    Very sad :(

  1. Helios On February 8th, 2011 at 5:24 am

    Great pics amazing great share

  1. benivolent On February 8th, 2011 at 5:26 am

    Really these are heartbreaking pictures….I have never seen anything like this before.
    Thanks for sharing

  1. Craig Evans On February 8th, 2011 at 8:16 pm

    Wow, some incredibly powerful and heartbreaking images here. I thought the Tears of War piece was particularly poignant. Great post.

  1. Magento Themes On February 9th, 2011 at 9:30 am

    Its really hurting everyone, as these all are against humanity.

  1. Josh T On February 9th, 2011 at 1:36 pm

    Most of them were provocative and powerful until I seen the Anti God pic. yet another bash on God pic in the internet. Too bad, could of been nice.

  1. Dezine Weblog On February 10th, 2011 at 2:45 pm

    Very sad pictures – specially the “Abandoned Child” one.
    I also post 12 heart-breaking photos of 2010 on my blog, you should see them.

  1. Stefan On February 10th, 2011 at 6:03 pm

    Yes, these pictures put us to un-ease, because they confront us with the dark side of human beings. This dark side is and always has been a part of us. Saying things like “…since violence and aggression has risen all over the world” and “we are not human beings anymore” is just outright wrong. A bit of a look into history will show you that things have actually gotten better over time and they still do. Violence is very much part of us because it is part of the choices we have. The dark side will always be there as an option for human beings, and it will be chosen as long as it is easier to survive or to make money with it than with a peaceful choice. So I do much more agree with what you say in the end: It is a PROCESS of removing anger and hatred amongst ourselves. It is actually a process of learning how to share, overcome greed, overcome fear, jealousy, hatred etc – shall we just call it life?

  1. sandra mead On February 12th, 2011 at 3:46 am

    I am left speechless bu these photo’s. We truly live in the lucky country.

  1. Ayesha On February 13th, 2011 at 7:55 am

    I really loved watching all the photographs,they were not just heart breaking infact they were mind breaking too.

  1. litmusonline On February 15th, 2011 at 7:40 am

    Its a great collection. I would like to say its speechless and heart breaking photography. some photo like “The abandoned child”, “Tears of War” are so sad and photo like “Jesus told me where to bomb” is funny.

  1. Kristin On February 16th, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    Wow…thought provoking photos. Everyone should see these to remind them that we don’t live in a world without hurt and pain. Thank you for sharing.

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  1. Kate Brown On February 21st, 2011 at 6:38 am

    This not only breaks one’s heart but also makes one aggressive towards the people responsible for this.

  1. Harry On February 23rd, 2011 at 10:40 am

    A saw 9/11 from my own windows…
    The most terrible was to see the smoke coming out of Ground Zero every day for almost 2 months after 9/11…

  1. Chicago Marketing Company On March 1st, 2011 at 10:53 am

    Wow…some of those are heart wrenching. The abandoned child is difficult to look at. Great photography, but at what price?

  1. god On May 25th, 2011 at 1:15 pm

    josh t …. very sad your opinion -> there is no god, only in your brain, things which have been told to you, do you actually have your own thoughts ? (or is it too difficult for you?)

  1. courtney On May 25th, 2011 at 2:06 pm

    the abondoned child was younger than my daughter. i think sometimes we forget how horrible things really could be for us.

  1. sara On May 25th, 2011 at 3:28 pm

    How can the photographer just stand there taking pictures of a little child on the ground?
    Go pick him/her up, before someone steps on the poor thing.

  1. david ingles On May 25th, 2011 at 8:33 pm

    the pictures were amazing but the quote at the end is nonsense. if “god” was going to bless us thre would be no need for those pictures.

  1. kmonk On May 25th, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    this is humanity at its worst.
    we are all to blame for these atrocities, through action or inaction.

    the international market society was doomed to fail from the beginning.

  1. Rob On May 26th, 2011 at 12:26 am

    This affected me greatly. These pictures have opened my eyes toward the poverty and despair in third-world countries like the ones illustrated above. The abandoned child even brought tears to my eyes, just thinking what it must be like, what it is to go through things like that. Even though they happen everyday, these few pictures have finally made me realize what true hunger, pain, and suffering is. We in live in luxury compared to these people, and we regard to it as “not our problem”. These people deserve to live with the same quality of life that we have, no less.

  1. joolio On May 26th, 2011 at 1:23 am

    Real heartbreaking photos…

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  1. k.p.chaitanya On May 26th, 2011 at 11:59 am

    hi i just gone through these pictures>>>>
    i just questioning myself n u that where the HELL v r living….wen v turn on T.V… r else reading the NEWSPAPER every time we see these incidents………which r stunning..n heartbreaking… i dono who is gonna help them….coz there r some millions of people all over the time …for every 10 sec dyin in hunger untill now….no one take care of them… readin this ur single drop of tear can’t bring the change out there…..until u do something…..b’coz u know wat to do.

  1. peggymoo On May 28th, 2011 at 3:50 am

    i cannot believe that ‘abandoned child’ i really hope the photographer went and picked the child up and took him under his wing or hers, if not i am disgusted. and of somebody of 12 years to be saying this is absolutely unbelievable!!! and are these pics real or are they set up>???

  1. Sara On May 29th, 2011 at 3:44 am

    I am moved to tears, seeing some of the pictures. Never knew life could be so bad for some!!
    Just count your blessings!!

  1. HIhi On June 2nd, 2011 at 4:41 am

    A picture tells a thousand words.

  1. akash On June 14th, 2011 at 1:37 pm

    after going through ur pictures i asked my self wat i m doing as human being…. are we that helpless not to stand against it…. who r doing this r humans only right then y r v not able to stop it… how many life’s how many feeling still have to go through it… we are the reason for all this bcoz we r busy with our life n who cares wat happens at home next door …? we just feel happy that it did nt happen to us…. but v should nt forget we might be the next…. stand for it now or we might never get 2nd chance….

  1. Carolyn On August 30th, 2011 at 7:52 pm

    Photojournalism tells the simplest of truths in the most powerful of ways. It’s impossible to not take these lessons to heart. But when are we going to? This is a reality that should not exist anywhere for anyone! Thanks for giving us this chance to really think.

  1. Beth On September 22nd, 2011 at 10:07 am

    Omg, heartwrenching. And here we all are, so wrapped up in our petty problems.

  1. Jack Robert On June 22nd, 2012 at 11:42 pm

    Really these are distressing pictures….I have never seen anything like this before. The praying of salvation is good.

  1. Joydeep Mukherjee On September 7th, 2013 at 11:22 am

    The abandoned child – the photograph is taking by – this is not the actual name – it is a rituals happened i India – West Bengal state .. The name of the Photograph what i have given is RELIGIOUS FAITH …

    You can find the same Pict in my website . If possible please change the TITLE .

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