Photographs That Change Society
Light Stalking looks at seven iconic photographs and how they changed perceptions of events that most had only read about, if they had heard anything about a particular issue at all.
For example, in this 1980 photograph by Mike Wells a foreign missionary in Uganda holds the hand of a starving boy. A massive famine at the time killed 21% of the population including 60% of all infants. 
Wells’ photograph later became the 1980 World Press Photo of the Year and brought famine into public consciousness. Simply, photographs like these — and the additional coverage they prompted — inspired people to act to end an ongoing tragedy.
Light Stalking: 7 Photographs That Show Society’s Debt to Photography.

Photographs That Change Society

Light Stalking looks at seven iconic photographs and how they changed perceptions of events that most had only read about, if they had heard anything about a particular issue at all.

For example, in this 1980 photograph by Mike Wells a foreign missionary in Uganda holds the hand of a starving boy. A massive famine at the time killed 21% of the population including 60% of all infants. 

Wells’ photograph later became the 1980 World Press Photo of the Year and brought famine into public consciousness. Simply, photographs like these — and the additional coverage they prompted — inspired people to act to end an ongoing tragedy.

Light Stalking: 7 Photographs That Show Society’s Debt to Photography.

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