Just once in a while an image, a music score, or speech holds me absolutely spell bound … Was just an ordinary Thursday evening & a speculative YouTube search for ‘greatest speeches’ came up with a speech by Carl Sagan.
Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, the first time I saw this photograph taken by Kevin Carter (1960-1994) it deeply affected me. The accounts of the story behind the photograph also make disturbing reading. Photo courtesy
Catching up on the daily news online, I came across an article where a former Chief of Defence Staff fell from his horse during the Trooping the Colour ceremony. A couple of things troubled me when reading this article, including,
Robert Capa (1913 – 1954) was embedded with Allied troops in Europe during World War II. Whilst storming Omaha Beach in Normandy on D-Day, 6 June, 1944, Capa took this photograph of Private First Class Huston Riley. Time Magazine in
Continuing this blogs theme of showing images that changed the world, Lieutenant Charles Levy’s photograph of the mushroom cloud over Nagasaki, following the atomic weapon being released by a B29 on the 9th of August 1945, must surely rate as
Continuing this blogs theme of showcasing influential photographs that changed the world, the above is Josef Koudelka’s iconic 1968 picture of the Soviet invasion of Prague, the capital city of Czechoslovakia. As the Time Magazine wrote in their explanation of
When I was teaching I came across the story of how Rick Rescorla helped save the lives of 2,687 people during the 2001 terrorist attack on the Word Trade Centre. Believing that in the event of a major disaster, the employees of Morgan
Tommie Smith and John Carlos, gold and bronze medallists in the 200m, stood with their heads bowed and a black-gloved hand raised as the American National Anthem played during the victory ceremony. Read more about this protest in an Article