These 60 Powerful Photos Beautifully Tell the Story of Human Experience

If you are asked to define and describe the most memorable and emotionally-stirring moments you have cherished and lessons you have learned throughout your life in just one word, which word would you use? Perseverance, curiosity, resilience, patience, heartbreak, joy, innocence and even ignorance might be some of the words that pop up in your head, right? Each of the photos in this collection could be summed up using one word simply because they tell stories that all humans can relate to and understand without having to say anything. Capturing the human experience on camera might seem like a daunting task, but this collection of photos proves that it is much easier to do than you might think. We truly hope that you enjoy exploring the emotional roller coaster of the human experience as much as we did while taking a moment to explore each of these 60 powerful photos.

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Brazilian protester jumps in front of gunfire during protest against police brutality and corruption.

Brazilian protester jumps in front of gunfire during protest against police brutality and corruption.

Journalist runs across a bridge to rescue a baby during Civil War.

Journalist runs across a bridge to rescue a baby during Civil War.

Masked in Front of Explosion

Jan Rose Kasmir offers flower to soldiers during 1967 anti-war protest.

Jan Rose Kasmir offers flower to soldiers during 1967 anti-war protest.

Irish Teenager yells at British soldiers during period of unrest.

Irish Teenager yells at British soldiers during period of unrest.

This Afghan girl's curiosity led her into the hands of this American soldier.

This Afghan girl’s curiosity led her into the hands of this American soldier.

Beijing man protests in Tiananmen Square.

Beijing man protests in Tiananmen Square.

Agim Shala passed through barbed wire fence to his family at Kosovo refugee camp

Agim Shala passed through barbed wire fence to his family at Kosovo refugee camp

Sergeant Frank Praytor found time to care for a kitten during the Korean War.

Sergeant Frank Praytor found time to care for a kitten during the Korean War.

This is a young child of the Erbore Tribe in Ethiopia.

This is a young child of the Erbore Tribe in Ethiopia.

Finding natural beauty in a time of unnatural war.

Finding natural beauty in a time of unnatural war.

A KKK member's child first glimpse at his reflection in full attire.

A KKK member’s child first glimpse at his reflection in full attire.

Just a Girl and Her Cat Japanese Girl

A beautiful Chhetri woman in Nepal

A beautiful Chhetri woman in Nepal

Boy Serenading His Kitten Elementary School Smoker Emotionally Scarred Face of a Highly Praised Veteran

Covered faces with colorful smiles.

Covered faces with colorful smiles.

Anna Fisher, the very first mother in space.

Anna Fisher, the very first mother in space.

Beautiful Baby Colorful Old Man Enjoying a Beautiful Song Together

This little boy doesn't want to be left out of prayer.

This little boy doesn’t want to be left out of prayer.

Ballerinas from Rwanda's Only Ballet School

Ballerinas from Rwanda’s Only Ballet School

When was the last time you were this excited over something so simple?

When was the last time you were this excited over something so simple?

Beautiful Green Eyes

A very sad way to spend a wedding anniversary.

A very sad way to spend a wedding anniversary.

An emotional reunion of matrimony after spending 60 years apart.

An emotional reunion of matrimony after spending 60 years apart.

Violinist playing at a funeral service for 9/11 victims.

Violinist playing at a funeral service for 9/11 victims.

This wounded soldier proved the truth behind his tattoo.

This wounded soldier proved the truth behind his tattoo.

The love a young boy has for his dog is unbreakable.

The love a young boy has for his dog is unbreakable.

A new type of groupie for this musician.

A new type of groupie for this musician.

Underground Miner Beautiful African Woman Dressed in Blue in Tall Blades of Green Grass

Caring Strangers a Save a Suicidal Woman's Life

Caring Strangers a Save a Suicidal Woman’s Life

Captain Saves the Life of 6-Year Old Girl from Fire in Indiana

Captain Saves the Life of 6-Year Old Girl from Fire in Indiana

When you don't need to speak a single word to say 'Goodbye.'

When you don’t need to speak a single word to say ‘Goodbye.’

North Korean waves goodbye to South Korean brother after temporary reunion.

North Korean waves goodbye to South Korean brother after temporary reunion.

Protester plays the piano with chaotic riot in the background.

Protester plays the piano with chaotic riot in the background.

100,000 Monks Praying Together for a Better World

100,000 Monks Praying Together for a Better World

A captivating photo after a 23-hour heart transplant surgery

A captivating photo after a 23-hour heart transplant surgery

The patient not only survived - he outlived the surgeon.

The patient not only survived – he outlived the surgeon.

Young Boy Touches Another's Spiked Shoulders

The excitement of a 10-year old after finalizing a divorce from her adult husband.

The excitement of a 10-year old after finalizing a divorce from her adult husband.

Sister Carrying Her Little Brother

The scars of a death camp on a Rwandan boy's head.

The scars of a death camp on a Rwandan boy’s head.

The beauty of an innocent conversation among childhood friends.

The beauty of an innocent conversation among childhood friends.

Robert L. Stirm being reunited with his family after the Vietnam War

Robert L. Stirm being reunited with his family after the Vietnam War

Teary Eyed Boy

A woman at a celebration in Papua New Guinea

A woman at a celebration in Papua New Guinea

Mursi Tribe Woman Finds Vogue Magazine

Mursi Tribe Woman Finds Vogue Magazine

Mother and Daughter - Quality Time

A family celebration when Minnesota officially legalized gay marriage.

A family celebration when Minnesota officially legalized gay marriage.

The moment when you hold your child or grandchild for the very first time.

The moment when you hold your child or grandchild for the very first time.

More tears of joy from the groom than the bride.

More tears of joy from the groom than the bride.

An albino baby snuggles up with his cousin during a much-needed nap.

An albino baby snuggles up with his cousin during a much-needed nap.

One of many goofy moments after spending decades together in love.

One of many goofy moments after spending decades together in love.

The smile of an alcoholic on the road to recovery.

The smile of an alcoholic on the road to recovery.

The Beauty of Old-Fashioned Swing Dancing Thailand Monk Sharing His Food with a Tiger Skater Girls in Tehran

It's clearly more than just a toy to this little boy.

It’s clearly more than just a toy to this little boy.

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