Clichés are clichés because they tend to be true. One of the most often used cliché is that a picture is worth a thousand words. The collection of photographs that follow go a long way to proving this cliché true.
There’s the tragic poignancy of John Lennon signing an album for Mark Chapman. The man who later that day would go on to assassinate Lennon on the steps of his New York apartment’s doorway. There’s the silent sadness and loneliness of a polar bear and giraffe as they both pine for their natural environment. A soldier back from war tearfully hugs her child, a shell-shocked soldier grins manically into the camera lens, a dog mourns the loss of its owner – each and every photograph in this collection tells a story of heartbreak and loss in a way that even the most gifted of writers would struggle to match.
Via Time to Break