50 Pictures That Are Worth More Than A Thousand Words
Some photographs are like storybooks — at first, they seem simple, but as your eyes are drawn deeper and deeper into them, you start noticing little details that when put together, make up a compelling narrative.
The composition of the shot, the facial expressions of the subject, everything can contribute to the plot that the image is trying to tell.
So we at Bored Panda decided to put together a collection of such images and invite you to get lost in them. Think of it as an exercise for your imagination.
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This Woman Adopted This 20-Year-Old Cat From A Shelter Because She Didn't Want Him To Spend The End Of His Life Alone In A Cage
My Cab Driver Tonight Was So Excited To Share With Me That He’d Made The Cover Of The Calendar. I Told Him I’d Help The World See
Using images to tell a story, or simply photojournalism was made possible by printing and photography innovations that came around the middle of the 19th century.
Although early illustrations had appeared in newspapers, such as an illustration of the funeral of Lord Horatio Nelson in The Times (1806), the first weekly illustrated newspaper was the Illustrated London News, first printed in 1842. It presented the illustrations with the use of engravings.
The first photograph to be used in the illustration of a newspaper story was a depiction of barricades in Paris during the June Days uprising taken on 25 June 1848; the photo was published as an engraving in L'Illustration on 1–8 July 1848.
Back Home After Morning Walk
Someone Placed A Small Stick On Each Of The Dog Graves In This Cemetery
Man's Best Friend
The hilarious detail is that the dude is wearing a NASA T-shirt in both pics
During the Crimean War, the ILN pioneered the birth of early photojournalism by printing pictures of the war taken by Roger Fenton.
Fenton was the first official war photographer and his work included documenting the effects it had on the troops, panoramas of the landscapes where the battles took place, model representations of the action, and portraits of commanders, which laid the groundwork for modern photojournalism.
Other photographers of the war included William Simpson and Carol Szathmari.
Our Neighbor Betty Just Turned 100 Years Old. We Got Her Balloons
A Proud Look Of A Mother
My Dog Hurt His Foot While Swimming. He Is Fine But He Was Pouting So My Cat Decided To Comfort Him
He's Done It! Finally The Last Day And Cancer Free. I Couldn't Be Prouder
I pray he's doing well today. Yay Elijah! Go get em rockstar!
At the time, photos were used to mainly enhance the text rather than to act as a medium of information in its own right. However, this began to change with the work of one of the pioneers of photojournalism, John Thomson, in the late 1870s.
In collaboration with the radical journalist Adolphe Smith, he began publishing a monthly magazine, Street Life in London, from 1876 to 1877. The project documented the lives of the street people of London in photographs and text and established social documentary photography as a form of photojournalism.
Instead of the images acting as a supplement to the text, he pioneered the use of printed photographs as the predominant medium for the imparting of information, successfully combining photography with the printed word.
Ever Since My Niece Saw Toy Story, She Shouts, “I’m Leaving!” And Then Peeks At Her Room Like This
My daughter got horrified and didn't trust her toys for days. 😐
Every Day Has Its Dog
The Company Owner Decided To Stop Paying His Drivers So One Of Them Parked Their Semi On The Owner's Ferrari And Just Left It There
My Friend Had Her Daughters At A Zoo When She Heard, "Ma'am, There's A Lemur On Your Baby"
Love it how the baby is still deep asleep. Or maybe just cool with lemurs.
In 1887, flash powder was invented, enabling journalists such as Jacob Riis to photograph informal subjects indoors, which led to the landmark work How the Other Half Lives—documentation of squalid living conditions in New York City slums in the 1880s.
By 1897, it became possible to reproduce halftone photographs on printing presses running at full speed.
My Grandpa Is a 93-year-old WWII Vet Surrounded by Vets From Different Generations Telling Them His War Stories. He Was So Happy They Wanted to Listen It Made His Week
My Very Favorite Picture Of My Father. He's The One That Set The Camera's Timer
My City Has Begun To Change Any Russian-Related Public Road Names To Reference Ukraine Instead
A Short Story
The "Golden Age of Photojournalism" is often considered to have started roughly around the 1930s and lasted until the 1950s. It was made possible thanks to the development of the compact commercial 35mm Leica camera in 1925, and the first flash bulbs between 1927 and 1930, which allowed next-level flexibility in taking pictures.
Most People Think Japan Is A Relatively Trash-Free Country, But That’s Not Always The Case. Today, Me And My Friends Tried To Clean Out The Forest. All This Only Took 4 Hours
I Had To Cut Down A Tree In My Yard And Now I Feel Bad
The Kid Was Desperately Trying To Tie Up A Tie And Failing To Do It Himself. Fellow Passenger Asked If He Needed Help
This Is Why You Need To Put Your Cart Back In The Corral When You're Finished With It
Henri Cartier-Bresson is often regarded as the father of modern photojournalism; in 1937 he covered the coronation of King George VI and Queen Elizabeth for the French weekly Regards.
He focused on the new monarch's adoring subjects lining the London streets and took no pictures of the king.
My Dad Bought A Cactus To Discourage Mingus From Getting On The Counter. Here's Mingus With The Cactus
Took My Autistic Brother Out For Ice Cream Today For The First Time In Months
A Story Of Confusion
Dog in back is like " dude how do you get all the chicks?" ( I'll see myself out)
The Moment I Lost My Glasses
The "Golden Age of Photojournalism" ended in the 1970s when many photo magazines found that they could not compete with other media for advertising revenue to sustain their large circulations and high costs. Still, those outlets taught journalism much about the photographic essay and the power of still images.
Sign Was Necessary
These Coins Stopped A Bullet And Saved My Great-Grandfather's Life During World War I
That man on the coins: king leopold 2 of Belgium was one of the worst human beings ever. He was responsible for millions of deaths and many other atrocities
Our Firstborn Just Came Home From The Vet With A Probable Cancer Diagnosis. Came Into The Living Room To Find My SO Watching Her While She Sleeps
I Tried To Take A Photo Of My Ice Cream. Greedy Seagull Photobombed It
However, since then, photojournalism and documentary photography have increasingly been accorded a place in art galleries alongside fine art photography. Luc Delahaye, Manuel Rivera-Ortiz, and the members of VII Photo Agency are among many who regularly exhibit in galleries and museums.
My Father’s Chair Falling At A Coast Guard Change Of Command
Something like that happened to me once. It was rather embarrassing.
We Found My Wife’s Phone In The Toilet Yesterday. We Weren’t Sure Which Of Our Three Kids Put It There. Until My Wife Scrolled Through Her Pictures Today
Found This Old Picture Of My Dad From Back In 1976. I Feel Like The Picture Captures An Awful Lot And Tells A Story
Some Pictures Tell The Story For Itself
We’re Off To A Great Start With The New Puppies
We Get By With A Little Help From Our Friends
OMG, it's the bottom half of the Town Musicians of Bremen (Die Bremer Stadtmusikanten) in real life ;)https://en.wikipedia...band.500pix.jpg
This One Picture Has So Much Raw Emotion
Photograph From 1946, When There Was No Ultrasound And Everything Was A Surprise
The Definition Of Sworn Enemies In One Picture
I adopted a big old cat two years ago, it was not a planned rescue and the only place we could accommodate him is a room next to my mother's. Problem is, in her room lives her cat, who is also big and old. These two ones hate each other and we had to set up a complicated schedule so that they can live their lives separately, and go out without ever meeting each other. But they still happen to yell at each other through the closed door between the two rooms. That's kind of ridiculous.
One Picture, One Story
Burning Their Russian Passports As A Form Of Protest For Russia's Invasion Of Ukraine
Love these people for this. I often joke in my comments but when I was younger I would have in all probability tarred all Russians with the same brush in the current situation. However wisdom comes with age, and it seems more obvious now with that more rounded outlook that many of them despise their own government just as much as the rest of us. Those people deserve our support too, just as we all stand with the people of Ukraine, because standing up to Putin in their own country is also incredibly brave.
Turns Out I’m Not Very Good At Online Shopping
Everything You Need To Know About My Cat In 1 Image
you've waited to long to feed me for the last time Deborah..
Moments After Santa Got Kicked In The Balls. Santa Had A Vasectomy Last Week. I’m Santa
As he reflected later, moments like that made Santa sure the vasectomy was the right choice.
My Dog Son Not Impressed With My Human Son's Stamina After Herding Him For An Hour
Verified. Shelties and Collies will run your humans into the ground without blinking, lol!
Turned My Back For A Minute, And She Peed In 20 Cups Of Uncooked Rice
Their Flight Left 2 Hours Ago
The Picture Tells The Whole Story, Really
One Picture Has Never Encapsulated My Life As A Parent More
This Picture Tells A Story
Note: this post originally had 129 images. It’s been shortened to the top 50 images based on user votes.
If I had a nickel every time a lizard fell from the ceiling, I'd have two nickels. Which isn't a lot, but it's weird that it happened twice.
And those are just the ones we heard about. Imagine the possibilities...
Had a cockroach fall from the ceiling, into the bathtub, where I was currently taking a bath. I hated that apartment...
I would also have 2 nickels for every time a light fixture decided (randomly, after a decade or so of being in place) to fall onto a friend of mine who had only been underneath it for a minute or two.
tell me about it. one night i noticed something black and small moving so very slowly down towards my forehead from the ceiling. I don't see much because I need glasses, so I get closer and I see the weirdest scariest ugliest fat spider I've ever seen in my life hanging all the way down from it's web. and it's 2cm away from my eyes. I still feel unsafe in my own bed!!(I live in Australia)
I've had them fall on my head several times lol
Ah, I see you're a man of culture as well
Pictures actually worth 1000 words don't need paragraph-long explanatory titles.
THANK YOU, I felt like I was only one frustrated by that. Lots of them didn't need the titles, but well over half of the photos were useless without the title.
Some of the food ones are basically because people buy cheap kitchenware that isn't made to last. Invest in your kitchenware and you'll be happy.
Boots theory of economics though."Take boots, for example. He earned $38 a month plus allowances. A really good pair of leather boots cost $50. But an affordable pair of boots, which were sort of OK for a season or two and then leaked like hell when the cardboard gave out, cost about $10. "Those were the kind of boots Vimes always bought, and wore until the soles were so thin that he could tell where he was in Ankh-Morpork on a foggy night by the feel of the cobbles. "But the thing was that good boots lasted for years and years. A man who could afford $50 had a pair of boots that'd still be keeping his feet dry in 10 years' time, while the poor man who could only afford cheap boots would have spent a hundred dollars on boots in the same time and would still have wet feet."
welcome to our disposable society - sadly