25 Hardest To Forget Disaster Photographs

Posted by on August 6, 2012

In the past 100 years the world has seen its share of disaster and with the advancement of photographic technology it has become progressively easier to document it. Some of the photos in this list were chosen because of their surreal nature while other were chosen due to their shock factor. Either way though, these are the 25 hardest to forget disaster photographs in recent history.


Haiti Earthquake (2010)

Resulting in over 300,000 deaths and leaving over a tenth of Haiti’s population homeless, the country is still in shambles to this day.


Hurricane Katrina (2005)

Even to this day New Orleans hasn’t fully recovered from the devastation of Hurricane Katrina.


The Great Kanto Earthquake (1923)

In 1923 a devastating earthquake shook Japan. The photo you see here was the aftermath of a fire tornado decimating a refugee camp with almost 40,000 people.


Hungary Disaster (2010)

After a reservoir exploded in Hungary in 2010 both animals and people were smothered and burned by the acidic and forceful blast.


Bhola Cyclone (1970)

The year 1970 was not nice to the countries of Bangladesh and India. With the Bhola cyclone enfulfing the two nations they experienced one of the worst natural disasters in history with over half a million casualties.