As part of the 2004 History Channel ad campaign, titled ‘Know Where You Stand’, photographer Seth Taras merged together modern day locations with major historic events. 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.
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When millions of men joined the armed forces, women had to replace them by taking jobs that previously had been held by men – such as bank teller, shoe salesperson or even aircraft mechanic. Woman started working in factories – this was called the “Rosie the Riveter” phenomenon.These photos had to lure young women into the factories by showing women workers as glamorous and even fashionable.
History is often seen as a subject of cramming – what we often don’t appreciate, is how intertwined it is with our present. Dutch historian Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse tries to demonstrate that very literally with her Ghosts of War photo series, where she blends the present day and the original World War II pictures of the same place into one. Jo spends hours looking for the locations and taking pictures that match the originals, and then photoshops them to combine the war ghosts into the current settings.
If you like history, black humor and minimalism in design, then you must check out these pictogram history posters by H-57. “The short stories made with pictograms were born from the idea of creating something funny and ironic, linked with the world of infographics,” says a representative from H-57. Some may be cruel, but it definitely makes history lessons much easier!
If you remember “Pencil versus Camera” project by Ben Heine then this is something really similar, however this time Jason Powell allows us to look into the past. Images are made by finding old photographs of places, printing them out, and then holding the print up in the modern day location that the original photograph was taken.