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.

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

Marc Riboud

 

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

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

Huffington Post

 

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

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.

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.

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

Manuel Balce Ceneta

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

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

Life Magazine (1985)

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

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

Horace Abrahams

A Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.

A Rwandan boy left scarred after being liberated from a death camp.

James Nachtwey

Hamid Sardar captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

Hamid Sardar captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

Hamid Sardar

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

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

Christopher J. Morris

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

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

Todd Robertson

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

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

Andrew Renneisen

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.

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.

Caroline Joan Peixoto, City Arts

3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze.

3 weeks old infant with albinism snuggles up to his cousin for a snooze.

Patricia Willocq

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

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

An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

An Irish teenager yells at British soldiers during unrest in Northern Ireland

The patient not only survived the surgery, but outlived his doctor.

The patient not only survived the surgery, but outlived his doctor.

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

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

The DO Art Foundation

Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

Denver Post

The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth

The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth

Laura Rauch

A bus of caring people save a woman who tried to commit suicide in China.

A bus of caring people save a woman who tried to commit suicide in China.

scnews.com

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

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

Carol Guzy

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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