The 29 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.

#1. 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.

#2. 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.

#3. 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.

#4. A curious Afghan girl holds the hand of an American soldier.

A curious Afghan girl holds the hand of an American soldier.

#5. 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.

#6. 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.

#7. 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.

#8. 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]

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

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

#11. Bruno Morandi captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

Bruno Morandi captures a tribal Chhetri woman in Nepal. [2009]

#13. A boy crosses a London street in the 1960s with a toy double decker.

A boy crosses a London street in the 1960s with a toy double decker.

#14. Captain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana

Captain Donald Spindler pulls 6 year-old Aaliyah Frazier from a fire in Indiana

#15. A man protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing [1989]

A man protests in Tiananmen Square, Beijing [1989]

 

#16. 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.

#17. A child of the Erbore tribe, Ethiopia

A child of the Erbore tribe, Ethiopia

#18. 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]

#19. 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.

#20. “100,000 monks in prayer for a better world”

"100,000 monks in prayer for a better world"

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

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

#22.  A Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia

A Mursi tribe woman discovers Vogue magazine, Ethiopia

#24.  Dr. Religa monitors his patient’s vitals after a 23 hour long heart transplant surgery. His assistant is sleeping in the corner. [1987]

Dr. Religa monitors his patient's vitals after a 23 hour long heart transplant surgery. His assistant is sleeping in the corner. [1987]

#25. 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.

#26. Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

Supporters celebrate as Minnesota legalizes gay marriage

#27. The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth.

The tattoo of wounded soldier Kyle Hockenberry becomes truth

#28. 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.

#29. 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

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