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SOC 155N1 Photography Exploration Assignment

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FC: Photography Exploration Assignment by Kelly Kalb

1: Astronaut Buzz Aldrin on the moon with Astronaut Neil Armstrong taking the picture on July 20, 1969. The first walk on the Moon was a huge turning point in history and technology advancements. Families gathered around their television sets to watch the events unfold. Newspapers published details regarding the launch, landing, and awe inspiring walk on the Moon. America came together to experience the excitement and subsequent tragedies that space travel created and we continue to revel in the success of all who have contributed.

2: This photograph was taken moments after Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. King can be seen lying on the balcony floor of the Lorraine Motel in Memphis, Tennessee. An hour after King was shot, he was pronounced dead. Joseph Louw, photographer for Time Life Pictures, captured this moment which is now frozen in time. King's aides are seen pointing in the direction of the bullet.

3: The Assassination of John F. Kennedy, Jr. was one of the most devastating times in American history. This image shows Jacqueline Kennedy leaning over President Kennedy after being fatally shot in Dallas on November 22, 1963. The photographer for this picture was Ike Altgens from the Associated Press.

4: The Space Shuttle Challenger explosion was captured in this photograph by Bruce Weaver from the Associated Press. The Challenger held a crew of seven including the first American teacher, Christa McAuliffe, to be launched into space on January 28, 1986 off the coast of Florida. Unfortunately, 73 seconds after lift off the entire shuttle exploded with family, friends, and children watching. I will remember this day for as long as I live, as well as many people who witnessed it. The amount of excitement for a teacher to become an astronaut was overwhelming, then to have her life taken so unexpectedly.

5: This particular photograph was taken on September 11, 2001 in New York City when a second plane crashed into the World Trade Center towers. This was the most devastating act of terrorism ever experienced in the United States. Countless lives were lost in the most meaningless way imaginable. First responders and civilians were killed when both the towers collapsed after two planes crashed into the buildings. We will never forget.

7: This is a picture I took of my children, Miya and Tanner, while they were eating breakfast together and playing. I love the picture because they are both smiling and getting along which is a rare event these days. I also love the hula hoops encircling them to show how close they truly are to each other. All the giggling I heard that day was heart-warming and I cherish every moment with them.

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