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Photographer Blends Modern Day Locations With Major Historical Events

If you liked the WWII Photos Superimposed on to Modern Street Scenes, we have some more! As part of the 2004 History Channel ad campaign, titled ‘Know Where You Stand’, photographer Seth Taras blends together past and present into incredible time-travel pictures.

Seth’s pictures give an amazing opportunity to get a better grasp of what life was like at the spot, which is now a famous sightseeing object for tourists or just an every day route to work for locals. Soldiers, rushing at the Normandy beach in 1944 go past colored modern family picking shells, and Hitler poses in front of the Eiffel Tower where two young students lay around reading newspapers – these are the contrasts that those places have seen in time.

A self-taught American photographer Seth is one of Luerzer’s Archives 200 Best Photographers Worldwide. ‘Know Where You Stand‘ campaign won him a Cannes Lion, and was translated into 30 languages and published in 130 countries.

Be sure to visit his website for more!

Website: via: petapixel

Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA 1937/2004

Saint-Laurent-sur-Mec, Normandy, France 1944/2004

The terrace of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris, 1940/2004

On the Strasse des siebzehnten Juni, Berlin 1989/2004

Also, check out the Ghosts of War photo series for more!

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  • Kosmiczny Pyłek via Facebook

    Absolutely :)

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  • Clive Gerada via Facebook

    No, I would have prefered if I was born 10 years before the war broke out.

  • Lukas Juodelis via Facebook

    Absolutely! Soldiers are chickens nowadays and wouldn’t be able to fight the nazis.

  • Zeinab Daouhany

    OMG! Really AWESOME…

  • Emanuele Serini via Facebook

    uhm, i have the same picture in the same pose as hitler…

  • Vh Hurtado via Facebook

    the elevators on the Eiffel Tower were sabotaged and could not be repaired in time for Hitler’s visit to Paris. That’s why he’s photographed around the Tower

  • Slardy Bardfast via Facebook

    depends on who you are and where you are.

    neo-liberalism and neo-colonialism are rising now.

    in the 1930s and 1940s laissez faire capitalism and colonialism were in decline.

  • Kathie Hoblitzell via Facebook

    Must see…..

  • Oisín Peavoy via Facebook

    Why are we lucky? Is it because you believe propaganda films that tell us that Hitler and his National Socialists were “evil”? The victor writes history.

  • Natalia Talkowska via Facebook

    Seweryn masakra!

  • Martyn Cleasby via Facebook

    No, I’m pre-war!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • Fritz Flitzpiepe via Facebook

    there blows a cold, cold wind from the past. harrowing

  • Geraldine Jennings via Facebook

    Spine chilling.

  • Źmicier Žaleźničenka via Facebook

    And before WW3, yes.

  • Mezza Hennessy via Facebook

    Too true. And by the way, I believe historical figures that gassed others are evil. Victors have nothing to do with it!

  • Predrag Radovancevic

    Amazing art

  • David Green via Facebook

    I see a potential marketing opportunity there: A candid shot next to a lifesized Adi… Sehr gut! One could seek to pop their arm round him, or point their finger at him, or perhaps place a beret on his head and ask him the finer points about all things Parisienne.. ;)

  • srt1821

    I only liked two pictures in that article