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(‘Polypimp’ by photographer Mark Laita, photographed 2004/2003).We’ve seen our share of controversial photographs here at GlobalGrind. When  the Beyonce photos from L’Officiel’s 90th issue dropped

(‘Polypimp’ by photographer Mark Laita, photographed 2004/2003).We’ve seen our share of controversial photographs here at GlobalGrind. When  the Beyonce photos from L’Officiel’s 90th issue dropped

(‘Polypimp’ by photographer Mark Laita, photographed 2004/2003).We’ve seen our share of controversial photographs here at GlobalGrind. When  the Beyonce photos from L’Officiel’s 90th issue dropped

(‘Polypimp’ by photographer Mark Laita, photographed 2004/2003).

We’ve seen our share of controversial photographs here at GlobalGrind. When  the Beyonce photos from L’Officiel’s 90th issue dropped last week, we decided to comb our memory and our vaults for some of the most arresting and controversial images that struck a chord with the public. 

These images run the gamut and encompass politics, fashion and everyday life. For example, very few people may remember Colors magazine’s Tibor Kalman’s portrait of the Queen of England as a black woman, nor the magazine’s creative director Oliveri Toscani’s photograph of a nun kissing a priest. Some you may be too young to remember the infamous Willie Horton ads of the 1988 presidential race between George Bush Sr. and Michael Dukakis. We are also certain that you may not remember Betty Page. But thats OK. Each one teach one.

Check out our gallery of some memorable (or not so memorable, depending on who you ask) images that rocked the world. 

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(Still photo from Larry Clark’s ‘Kids’ released in 1995).

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(‘Vulture Stalking Sudanese Child’ by Kevin Carter in 1994).

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(Deceased model Isabelle Caro photographed by Oliveri Toscani in 2007).

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(Andres Serrano’s ‘Piss Christ’ from 1987).This is a photograph of a crucifix submerged in urine.This image is often linked with Republicans defunding the National Endowment For The Arts Grant.

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(Oliveri Toscani’s Kissing Nun & Priest from Colors Magazine).

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(Jennifer Hudson’s 2007 Vogue cover by Annie Leibovitz).

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(LeBron and Giselle Bundchen’s 2008 Vogue cover).

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(Time magazine’s 2010 cover on Afghanistan).

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(Kate Moss’s 2006 Independent cover).

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(Kobe Bryant’s LA Times magazine shoot by Ruven Afanador).

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(Lil Kim’s 2002 burqa cover for Oneworld magazine).

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(Lil Kim’s LV cover for ‘La Bella Mafia’ photographed by David LaCh