Monday, December 12, 2011

2011 Images

I was looking through the Top 45 Most Powerful Images of 2011 on buzzfeed this weekend and this photo in particular hit me like a ton of bricks:

Apparently this firehouse lost seven men in 9/11.  I can't imagine what that day must have been like for them. I love the fourth guy from the right with his arms in the air.

I always make a point to look out for the photojournalism year in review lists around this time- even though they usually focus on political unrest and natural disasters and can be a little unsettling. So often the things that are portrayed don't seem real because they are usually far away from my little Dallas bubble. However, that was certainly not the case with this image:

This is a photo of a lady jumping from a burning building during the London riots. The riots were our "welcoming committee" in London this summer- starting the day my mom and I arrived and ending the day before we left. It was a bit surreal to flip on CNN so far away from home and see 24/7 coverage of the unrest going on just a few miles away.  Especially in a city as seemingly stable as London. I'm thankful that we made it home without incident in the midst of 5 deaths and 200 million pounds in damages.

Anyone else found any great year-end photo lists?  Favorite images?

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