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. 

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.

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

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.

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). 

Thanks for visiting us today! Check back at Distractify for more original breathtaking photo stories every day.