I've had enough professional experience to learn a thing or two about design and photography. However, we live in such an image-predominant age that I feel like those mediums have lost a considerable bit of power.
Whether graphic or industrial, design and photography are relatively new when compared with writing, yet their evolution has been lightening-fast. Perhaps this seemingly endless explosion of imagery is responsible for diluting their strength?
That said, I still come across some arresting things now and then. For your consideration, here are two of them:
(Getty Images, May 19, 2009, Hebron)
(Flickr, Official White House Photostream)