These pictures aren’t about politics or anything else other than human nature and of our ability to stand up regardless of the situation.
I like the way this poster sums up the concept -
Defiance for the sake of defiance? OK, it’s an awesome picture, but WTF is he thinking. Could it just be a case of Oppositional Defiant Disorder
On the other hand, one man against an army. The power of the people versus the power of the gun. There he stood, implausibly resolute, with his shopping bags. A common Chinese man facing down a column of tanks is surly an act of defiance. For a moment that will be long remembered, the lone man defined the struggle of China's citizens. "Why are you here?" he shouted at the silent steel hulk. "You have done nothing but create misery. My city is in chaos because of you."
It’s one woman against what must seem like, to her, the world. This picture isn’t about race or religion. It’s about what one determined person can do…”The power of one.” Or is it just RAGE
President-elect Barack Obama’s and Martin Luther King’s stories of defiance pale when compare to the courage of Elizabeth Eckard. She was one of the Little Rock Nine, a group of black students who attempted to go to school in one of the first desegregated high schools in the South.
DEFIANCE AND THE POWER OF ONE?