This compilation with narration is pretty powerful and is worth a look. It included a surprising memory blast from my childhood. The photo below of the Parisian man beginning to weep as he witnessed Nazi tanks roll through occupied Paris was featured in our old set of World Book Encyclopedias (if I was to guess I’d say we had a set circa 1982 or 1983?). As a kid I would often grab a random volume, open it randomly, and read something new. This photo was in there and it always had a strong–and evidently lasting–effect on me. Perhaps because it was rare then (for me) to see a photo of a grown man crying.
The World’s Most Powerful Photographs
Posted on August 8, 2012