Photographs that changed the world

Throwback from History | Julia Margaret Cameron

Julia Margaret Cameron was a British photographer who became known for her portraits of celebrities of the time. She took up photography at the relatively late age of 48, when she was given a camera as a present by her daughter and son in law. Cameron’s photographic career was short, spanning eleven years of her …

“Murder of a Vietcong by Saigon Police Chief” Eddie Adams, 1968

When a handcuffed prisoner was shot by an officer in the head, point-blank, the photographer who captured the incident on print film was awarded a Pulitzer. The year was 1968 when the photograph was shot. The year was 1969 when the award was won. The Vietnam War had been a thorn in the side of the United States of America, and was at its heights, having begin about 14 years ago, with what would be another six more, to go.