This is a picture of the South tower of the World Trade Center imploding. This is a Pulitzer Prize winning photo that was taken the morning of September 11th 2001. This image moved me because this is a day that changed America forever. It changed the way thousands of Americans went about their lives and impacted everyone for years to come. 2,996 people lost their lives on this fateful day.
This picture is another Pulitzer Prize winning photo. This picture shows a man lying in a coffin while his family, including his 4 year old daughter, cries over his corpse. The Filipino president had ordered 100,000 deaths for drug lords across the Philippines. Many innocent people were killed simply for just being in the wrong place at the wrong time. This photo moved me because it’s not fair that people had to die even though they didn’t commit any crimes.
This picture is of the Berlin Wall. The Berlin Wall stood for 30 years separating East and West Berlin. This image reads “Act Up!” which was a slogan for the oppressed people that wanted the wall down and to be free. I found this image particularly fascinating because it shows a piece of history that some people might not see. However, it is uplifting that people were able to”Act up” and were able to “Tear down this wall.”