Images can change the world

Recently I came across this TED talk by co-founder of Getty Images, Jonathan Klein.¬†Jonathan Klein talks about how images have the power to shed light on understanding, to transcend borders, religions, and to provoke us to take action. It’s a powerful talk using powerful images.

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Although we’ve used images as communication since the beginning of time, it seems that our use of images has increased with services like YouTube, Flickr and other image-sharing applications. The internet enables easy access to images through online museums, image libraries and image-based search engines.

How much more powerful and persuasive is a cleverly created film compared to a similar text?

Currently this advertisement is showing on TV; I think it’s very clever.

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Zk4TzacO7Rk]

And how amazing is it to see a video of historical event?

[youtube=http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=wss_urnuB7o]

What’s an example of powerful imagery or film that you’d like to share?

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