Thursday, December 8, 2011

Buzz Feed's 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011

There are so many amazing moments captured on camera in Buzz Feed's collection of the most powerful images of the year from the scary force that nature can unleash (numbers 15 and 27) to the inexplicable violence man can exert upon fellow man (number 9) to joy and justice (number 6), heart-wrenching grief (number 1), political unrest (number 35), and the suffering the innocents endure (number 30). Which ones have been stuck in your mind?

P.S. In case you missed it, here's the story behind that iconic photo taken during the Vancouver riots this past June (number 25).



  1. My opinion: Buzzfeed simply felt like pre-empting all of the "most ____ images of 2011" articles by a month. In doing so, they've been rewarded with a lot of traffic. Good for them. But are these really the most powerful images? No. Some of the images are actually quite boring. The phone hanging off the hook at the NYSE? Boring. A reference picture of some asshole? Boring. Some of these are actually powerful, but I'm choosing to focus on the opportunistic aplomb instead.


    How's that for powerful?

  3. My dad and I were looking at these and we thought that number 7 was hilarious! And number...18 was honestly insane. I can't get over it.

  4. I think some bloggers took some incredible photos this year (and other years too!)

    I wish there were a great deal fewer photos of suffering and sadness because there was - a great deal less suffering and sadness in this world of ours.

  5. Some of these photos are really amazing, but what's more amazing is just how much happened this year.


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