Disturbing & Intense - Visually agitate & provoke the viewers

Challenge series hosted by Stomie. Challenges start on Tuesdays.
Looking for high visual & emotional impact combined with high image quality, composition & demonstrated technique. Not necessarily beautiful or pretty, but emotionally moving, disturbing & with intensity & drama. The objective is to visually incite viewers to explore their own reactions & perhaps question their own values. For the Photographer's side of the process, this series looks to stimulate careful thought & consideration & maybe some planning to be applied in creating an image rather than shooting a zillion pics @ 120,000 ISO & 12 fps & picking a lucky keeper.
Finished (5 challenges)
Entries: 37
Winners announced: 19th August, 2014 GMT
Winner: Thriller
Fear has driven Humans from the dawn of time....It still does! Civilization & comfortable good times (mainly in the Developed Western World) has driven us to mostly hide or avoid the discomfort of fear from our conscious thoughts & everyday interactions. Conscious fear still plays a part in our lives, but in more trivial forms such as "am I liked" or "will I lose my job"...
Entries: 38
Winners announced: 23rd October, 2012 GMT
Winner: The Iron Sheik
Your visual interpretation of the title. Your image *must* evoke a recognition, the identification, or a concept of the Title as thoughts, awareness &/or feelings by the viewer. B&W or Colour
Entries: 58
Winners announced: 12th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: The little girl
Hello. This is the 3rd Challenge in the Disturbing Or Intense Series. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RULES. Especially with regard to the SUBMITTED IMAGE SIZE. This one can be fun & tongue in cheek, or a serious statement about your issues with the Planet & life :) The title speaks for itself. Monsters & Horror Stories, Ghosts that haunt you, Monsters that pursue you. The fears you have...
Entries: 94
Winners announced: 5th April, 2011 GMT
Winner: The-Look
Welcome to the 2nd Challenge in the Disturbing Or Intense Series. PLEASE BE SURE TO READ THE RULES. ESPECIALLY with regard to the SUBMITTED IMAGE SIZE. Looking for an engaging, confronting & powerful environmental portrait of one or more people in a street setting. Subjects MUST be AWARE & be COOPERATIVE. We are not looking for pretty or beautiful. We are looking for a "Life Narrative". An...
Entries: 150
Winners announced: 29th March, 2011 GMT
Winner: Looking East
Welcome to this Challenge, the 1st of the Disturbing or Intense series. PLEASE READ THE RULES. Looking for desolate, agoraphobic, vast Landscapes or Seascapes which overwhelm & express an unsettling or disturbing experience to the viewer. Humans, animals or other subject elements are best kept few in number & be small & overpowered by the vastness of the scene. Careful composition & the...