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.
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.
Someone Placed A Small Stick On Each Of The Dog Graves In This Cemetery
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
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
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
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"
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
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
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.
These Coins Stopped A Bullet And Saved My Great-Grandfather's Life During World War I
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.