Monday, 13 September 2010


What does this picture communicate to you?

This photo is one of the most shocking photos taken from the Vietnam war. And according to my college teacher this photo alone stopped the Vietnam war. The girl in the middle of the photo is covered in Napalm, an orange jelly like substance that burns through the skin if it happens to come into contact, and unfortunately for this girl it did.

The idea of a picture speaking such horrors and truths of a situation that it can stop something as immense as a war is so incredible. Whether it did or not I don't actually know. But I find this image both captivating and horrifying nonetheless.

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