Alltime Gruesome War Photographs

Wars never give you sweet memories, so does the war photographs. It shares the stories of pain, agony, loss and sometimes the wild grins. The photographers who took all the pain to capture every priceless moment of a mankind is the one who must be remembered for his/her work. Here you are going to witness some of the gruesome photos taken from battlefields across the globe.

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Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan

Adam Ferguson, Afghanistan, 2009

Adam Ferguson: ‘As a photographer, you feel helpless. Around you are medics, security personnel, people doing good work. It can be agonizingly painful to think that all you’re doing is taking pictures.’ Photograph: Adam Ferguson/VII Network

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Congo

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala, Congo

Alvaro Ybarra Zavala: ‘Years after i took this picture, every time I see it I feel scared again.’ Photograph: Alvaro Ybarra Zavala/Getty

Lynsey Addario, Libya

Lynsey Addario, Libya, March 2011

Lynsey Addario: ‘They made us lie in the dirt, put guns to us. We were pleading for our lives.’ Photograph: Lynsey Addario/VII Network

João Silva, Afghanistan

João Silva, Afghanistan, October 2010

João Silva: ‘As the soldiers dragged me away from the kill zone, I took these pictures. When people around me have been hurt or killed, I’ve recorded it. I had to keep working.’ Photograph: João Silva/The New York Times

Tom Stoddart, Sarajevo

Tom Stoddart, Sarajevo, 1992

Tom Stoddart: ‘Sarajevo was the most dangerous place I have worked on a long-term basis. But I could leave. The occupants of the city could not.’ Photograph: Tom Stoddart/Getty Images

Greg Marinovich, Soweto

Greg Marinovich, Soweto, 1990

Greg Marinovich: ‘ “No pictures,” someone yelled. I told them I’d stop shooting if they stopped killing him. They didn’t.’ Photograph: Greg Marinovich/Storytaxi.com

Gary Knight, Iraq

Gary Knight, Iraq, April 2003

Gary Knight: ‘My stress is nothing compared with civilians and soldiers. I remind myself of that all the time. I don’t have to be there – they don’t have the choice.’ Photograph: Gary Knight/VII

War photographers: SAul Schwarz, Haiti

Shaul Schwarz, Haiti, February 2004

Saul Schwarz: ‘I had blood on me, brains. I was crying, shaking. I ran to the car horrified. I was a mess.’ Photograph: Shaul Schwarz/Getty

Eric Bouvet, Chechnya

Eric Bouvet, Chechnya, May 1995

‘You see movies, you read books, you can imagine anything. But when you are in front of something, it’s not like the movies.’ Photograph: Eric Bouvet/VII Network

Mads Nissen, Libya

Mads Nissen, Libya, February 2011

Mads Nissen: ‘Suddenly this guy jumped on the the tank. I’m not that interested in pictures of tanks burning – I’m interested in people. I had wanted to capture the sense of release that everyone had, and this became the shot.’ Photograph: Mads Nissen/Berlingske/Panos Pictures

Adam Dean, Pakistan

Adam Dean, Pakistan, December 2007

Adam Dean: ‘I’d never seen a dead body before. It was almost like a test to see if I had what I needed for this job.’ Photograph: Adam Dean/Panos Pictures

John D McHugh, Afghanistan

John D McHugh, Afghanistan, May 2007

John D McHugh: ‘We ran behind a Humvee… by that point I’d accepted that I was going to get shot – there were so many bullets in the air, it sounded like a swarm of bees.’ Photograph: John D McHugh/Getty Images

Marco Di Lauro, Iraq

Marco di Lauro, Iraq, November 2004

Marco Di Lauro: ‘I’m 40 now, and a lot has changed in the risks I’m prepared to take. When you’re younger, you’re immortal.’ Photograph: Marco Di Lauro/Getty Images

John Stanmeyer, East Timor

John Stanmeyer, East Timor, August 1999

John Stanmeyer: ‘The military turned their guns on him , and as her started to run they grabbed him and kicked him. Moments later, he was lying in a 20ft stream of blood. The military were very unhappy with the pictures afterwards.’ Photograph: John Stanmeyer/VII

Ashley Gilbertson, Afghanistan

Ashley Gilbertson, Iraq, 2004

Ashley Gilbertson: ‘Sometimes you look at images of war, and they’re like a Hollywood producer’s vision of what war is supposed to look like. There are very few pictures where you get a feel for how awful it is, how desperate and urgent.’ Photograph: Ashley Gilbertson/VII Network

Ron Haviv, Bosnia

Ron Haviv, Bosnia, 1992

Ron Haviv: ‘I was shaking when I took the shot. None of them was looking at me, so I lifted my camera, just trying to get them in frame. When I put it down, they looked over. They didn’t realise I’d taken photos.’ Photograph: Ron Haviv/VII

Julie Jacobson, Afghanistan

Julie Jacobson, Afghanistan, August 2009

Julie Jacobson: ‘The media ground rule was that you couldn’t photograph a military casualty in a way that they could be identified… Making that decision was a public act. I got a lot of flak.’ Photograph: Julie Jacobson/AP

Ami Vitale, Gaza

Ami Vitale, Gaza, October 2000

Ami Vitale: ‘I was terrified, and thought, “This is it, I am going to die.” Suddenly I understood a mob. There’s no thinking, just passion.’ Photograph: Ami Vitale/Panos Pictures

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