Three Images That Shaped Us

This week, we continue with our fundraising efforts for the retreat. One thing about photographers and journalists, is often they are overlooked. However, throughout wars, conflicts and disasters, photographers and journalists have taken images which have become part of not only history, but of our collective memory and how we remember them. Nick Ut, Dorothea Lange, Joe Rosenthal are but three of who took photographs that have become icons for extreme and turbulent times and events.

Nick Ut's "Napalm Girl"
Nick Ut's "Napalm Girl" 1972
Dorothea Lange's "Migrant Mother," 1936 (Florence Owens Thompson)
Joe Rosenthal, "Raising the Flag on Iwo Jima," 1945

The work of those covering these events continues to the present day, and includes the work by Tim Hetherington.

Tim Hetherington, "Battle Company" 2008

So often we see these images, but don’t consider the risks they took to get the shot. These four photographs are among the many, which have given us a greater understanding of the world.

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The War Photographers’ Retreat is the yoga* community response to a much needed effort to create awareness of the effects of trauma-induced stress to a very deserving group of people.

*Yoga has been clinically proven to reduce stress by lowering heart beat rates, improving breathing patterns, which lead to stress reduction.

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