Years ago I found this photo of a boy sitting amongst piles of books and rubbage, the aftermath of a 1940 bombing. In his hands he holds one of those books. In the midst of destruction and horror, he finds a little shelter, a home built of words.
I stumbled upon this photo again and it sparked an idea. I went searching for photos that showed the power of reading. And oh, was it rewarding. To know what reading can do. To see what reading has done. It’s beautiful.
So, here I present you with my favorite 15 photos that prove the power of written words. (Other than the featured one, of course).
P.S. If you can, check out Andre Kertesz’s book of photographs “On Reading”. I’m not sure where you can find it, maybe at your local public library, if you’re lucky. Or at least look at the photos from the book, that are online. His work is really something.
Let me know..
Which one out of these 16 do you love most?
What other photos have you found that show you the power of reading?