40 of the Most Powerful Images Ever Captured on Film

The photos in this post are some of the heaviest moments ever caught on film. They are gripping, shocking, sad and most will have stood the test of time due to the feelings the enovoke. Take a few moments to got through the gallery and gaze upon our history’s most powerful moments.

Gunned Down


Lee Harvey Oswald who was arrested for the murder of JFK was claiming he was set-up and that he was innocent of the crime. Before he could be put on trial he was shot and killed by Jack Ruby.

Say Your Prayers

As the war rages around them two Russian soldiers stop to pray during the Battle of Kursk, July 1943. It is unknown whether they survived the night.

A hard life

Here the photographer captures a painful moment as a son tries to get his Alcoholic father to come home after he had been drinking at the local bar all day.

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