Truly, these photos need little introduction. Their power shines through the still image and touches our hearts and minds. From various stages in recent history, these photos retain their capacity to evoke strong emotions of pity and awe.
Missionary reaching out to starving boy.
Heart surgeon after a 23 hour heart transplant with very little resources and only one assistant (who is currently sleeping in the corner).
Father and son after 60 years (1949-2009).
12 year old Brazilian boy playing the violin at the funeral of the teacher that helped him escape poverty.
Russian soldier playing an abandoned piano, Chechnya, 1994.