The 60 Most Powerful Photos Ever Taken That Perfectly Capture The Human Experience

This incredible collection of moments represents the joy, innocence, despair, curiosity, and undying perseverance within all of us. No matter where we’re from, these are the emotions that unite us – it’s what makes us human. We set out to capture this spirit in 60 incredible photographs, and I truly hope you enjoy. 

17 year old Jan Rose Kasmir offers a flower to soldiers during the Pentagon anti-war protest in 1967.

A Brazilian protester stands before gunfire during protests against corruption and police brutality.

Sergeant Frank Praytor looks after a two-week old kitten during the height of the Korean War.

A North Korean waves at his South Korean brother after inter-Korean temporary family reunions.

Thania Sayne leans on the headstone of her husband the day before their wedding anniversary on 16 October 2013.

Anna Fisher, astronaut, with stars in her eyes on the cover of Life magazine in 1985. She was the first mother in space.

A journalist dashes across a bridge between to rescue a baby during Civil War. [1936]

Captain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana

Violinist, Nancy Dinovo, cries while playing during a service at Christ Church Cathedral in downtown Vancouver for the September 11 victims.

The child of a KKK member touches his reflection in an African American police officer's riot shield during a demonstration. [1992]

Clara Gantt is reunited with her husband's body after more than 60 years. Sergeant Joseph Grantt went missing during the Korean war.

Caroline Joan Peixoto, City Arts, photographed classical ballet students at rehearsal in Rwanda's only classical ballet school. This school has given the Kigali community incredible hope as the first post-genocide ballet school.

Lt. Colonel Robert L. Stirm is reunited with his family after being taken prisoner during the Vietnam war.

Dr. Religa monitors his patient's vitals after a 23 hour long heart transplant surgery. His assistant is sleeping in the corner. [1987]

Protester plays piano over the sounds of chaos, with riot police in the backdrop.

Agim Shala is passed through a barbed wire fence to his grandparents at a camp for refugees of the Kosovo War

Creating this list out of thousands of potential photos was a daunting, yet rewarding experience for me. I hope you loved it too (and if you did, share it with others below). 

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