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Imagine: If Children Had The Childhood They Deserved
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Imagine: If Children Had The Childhood They Deserved

Having created popular series of illustrations like “Holy Selfie,” “World Leader“, “Global Police” and “Just Leaders,” painter Gunduz Aghayev is back with a new work called “Imagine.”

This time, the illustrations are about children. The painter condemns those who want to make children part of their dirty play. Children are innocent and we have to give our all for their future. We have to try not to repeat our previous sins. Let’s make the world as perfect as children, for children.

Gunduz Aghayev altered iconic photos. He drew the little victims of tragedies in a way he would have liked to see them.

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Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993)

Children in Vietnam

Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria)

A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945

Killed azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov’s son

Child brides Tehani (in pink) and Ghada in Afghanistan

Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940

Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

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ClaireSuzyStannard
Community Member
6 years ago

Bad call Bored Panda. If I was involved in any of these awful situations I wouldn't appreciate my experience being reimagined with a rosy sentiment such as this. They are powerful images that should be left as they are, as a reminder ( and a wake up call) of the horrific cost of war and the inequity that exists. I understand the artists intentions, but ultimately I don't really think it's helpful or insightful, just wishful thinking ....

LibertinaGrimm
Community Member
6 years ago

Does it not make you grateful for the life you have lead?

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ElenaSilviaSperandio
Community Member
6 years ago

illustrations are more creepy than reality...

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm shocked... How can you trivialise such iconic images of suffering? This is disgusting.

DalmoniaRognean
Community Member
6 years ago

Better try to understand why the new images are so powerful. They show you how the reality could have been, if... These peaces of art are amazing!

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AngelaJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Fuck this propaganda. American soldiers dressed as superheroes? Did you forget what the Viet Nam war was about?

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeah! This is American propaganda. The USA soldiers, generals and everything US military in the Vietnam war were fucking animals. I think even animals behaved better then them. The USA were a bunch of bullies who disliked Vietnam just because it wanted to turn socialist.

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ArielCarmen
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't like this. Something about it just... doesn't feel right.

AkashKhanna
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do I see hatred in comments? Please understand the Artist is trying to make a point that what this children got in reality vs what should it be like.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago

Because these images show the worst life has to offer. Death to children.

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NatašaMarić
Community Member
6 years ago

Horrific. I can't even process the disrespect of so much tragedy. I can't imagine what was going though this 'artist's' head when they thought that doing this was a good idea. Shame on you, Bored Panda, for giving this a platform.

BenjaminDoepel-Stevens
Community Member
6 years ago

This artist (and boredpanda evidently) has no idea how offensive these rehashed images are. Hideous concept, hideous execution.

AndraOnofreiAntalut
Community Member
6 years ago

This was insulting.

AnaGia
Community Member
6 years ago

"Imagine: If children had the childhood they deserve" this is how it's called, what you don't understand???

Gorkem
Community Member
6 years ago

The syrian kid lying on beach is dead with his family while trying escape to europe... Recently german government paid to turkey (my country) for don't let syrian people come to europe... I'm ashamed because of this decision of my country. But even worse! Unfortunately I saw some comments about syrians "we don't wan't them here! bla bla...". What a shame... I believe most of european and american people are really good people but they don't have enough knowledge to get a right idea about things happening at middle east. This artist proved my idea again. Please don't be a xenophobic. You are living a highly developed peaceful country that doesn't have petrol resources but have giant petrol companies. Think about it... Every people deserve better life. Sorry for my english...

ClaudiaFerreira
Community Member
6 years ago

I know these pieces means well but really takes the gravity of what really happen in very scene. We must remember this this happened and they still happened. Imagine an alternative reality defeats the awareness that should be raise towards these atrocities

JarosławLewandowski
Community Member
6 years ago

what a bullshit! these colorful pictures are ridiculous.

NouhaSaadawi
Community Member
6 years ago

girls, little brides, are in yemen not in afghanistan.. i think. would you please check?

ZeeshanBangash
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes are absolutely right, I was gonna point that out myself.

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Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

Not really sure why is there an American cartoon mouse in London.

HaydenDavey
Community Member
6 years ago

The bastardization of these devastating world events is disgusting.

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Unfortunately reality is cruel and unforgiving; for one reason only, man's inhumanity to man. The world's ills could be corrected overnight if the priorities of all were for the well being of their fellow/sister humans.

Jenny
Community Member
6 years ago

Also one more thing, the man who took the picture of the starving boy eventually committed suicide. There's more than just a picture.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes. This poor child, and the photographer couldn't do a thing to help because of a government sanction,. The govt of this child took the last chance away from this child. It makes me sick. I rememberthefirsttime I saw this photograph in an exhibition. Tears came forth before I realized. I can't think of anything worse. Poor, poor baby.

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Jenny
Community Member
6 years ago

The Napalm girl re-pic really disturbs me. First of all, why should she be in the same running stance with an American balloon. How do we know that would be her definition of happiness? Pictures like these are meant to expose the reality of the world, not paint over them. The picture of a boy with arm around a vulture? Just .. Ick, no.

BrandonWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

That little girl was saved by the American photographer that took the picture. After that shot he rushed her and a few others to the hospital. She still lives today because of his help. They are still friends. These images do not belittle the tragedy. The artist wishes that the art was the truth, rather than the reality.

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MickQueen
Community Member
6 years ago

Reading the comments I realise some people do not understand the concept of art, this is so shocking it is beautiful!

TashaHarris
Community Member
6 years ago

These images have moved people whether you love them or hate them they have reminded us all of how disturbing the events were.

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StuartJames
Community Member
6 years ago

disgusting and appalled, stop this now, how can someone depreciate the value of the atrocities these people went through

LiviaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do you find this so disgusting? It just shows how the kids would have lived in a different universe , in my opinion...

LiviaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

I mean , did you even read the description of this post?

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JorgeRaulZacarias
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6 years ago

I don´t like this.. thumb down :(

JamilaMammadova
Community Member
6 years ago

This pictures are absolutely inspiring, because they manifest what is the real price of war, the price we never see, but it exists as alternative outcome, which only "could be". They call to stop war that heavily burdens children, which is why you see kids in every picture. They do not diminish importance of the events, but rather call for more contemplation in order to make this time illustrated picture a solid reality in future.

MarinaG
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not what the artist sees, when he looks at these photos. These are what and how we wish they where for the children that deserve better than to be subjected by meaningless wars. I thought it was powerful work, thank you

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

I love these ;-)

Gorkem
Community Member
6 years ago

The syrian kid lying on beach is dead with his family while trying escape to europe... Recently german government paid to turkey (my country) for don't let syrian people come to europe... I'm ashamed because of this decision of my country. But even worse! Unfortunately I saw some comments about syrians "we don't wan't them here! bla bla...". What a shame... I believe most of european and american people are really good people but they don't have enough knowledge to get a right idea about things happening at middle east. This artist proved my idea again. Please don't be a xenophobic. You are living a highly developed peaceful country that doesn't have petrol resources but have giant petrol companies. Think about it... Every people deserve better life. Sorry for my english.

Anna Zabel
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel that by showing what could have been, the artist draws attention to the horrible things happening to children in the world. Personally, this struck a chord with me; I work with children. I cannot imagine the horrors of war from a child's perspective.

Maria Śliwińska
Community Member
6 years ago

Why did child brides change their skin colour and facial features to European in " perfect world "? Afghanian is not good enough or what?

Oliver Zeyen
Community Member
6 years ago

dislike

ChelseaMullins
Community Member
6 years ago

Especially the one with Walt Disney he was a known nazi sympathizer and also contributed money to them,way to go fail all the way

WayneBeesley
Community Member
6 years ago

Very poor taste .....

AbdullahAburass
Community Member
6 years ago

Correction: The child brides are in Yemen, not Afghanistan.

ShamsNur
Community Member
6 years ago

The child brides picture is not from afghanistan, its from yemen!

MegKep
Community Member
6 years ago

This is wrong. How can you take pictures of people suffering and turn them into children having fun with the man who ruined their life? A girl naked and crying carrying a balloon of the Statue of Liberty, when the Statue of Liberty could be something that is ruining their life? Children looking at what was once their home, now Disney? This is absolutely sick.

MegKep
Community Member
6 years ago

I think this is wrong. You shouldn't take this pictures of people suffering a turn them into girls carrying balloons of the Statue of Liberty, and a Nazi doctor having fun with kids, and children who lost their home into Disney. this is sick.

LindaGroeneveld
Community Member
6 years ago

He was not a Nazi doctor. There is a monument at Yad Vashem in memorial of Janus Korczak and the children. They all died in the gas chamber.

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KimberlySandquist
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6 years ago

I did not want to look at this piece after seeing the first image but I had to see people's comments. What a relief to see that people echo my reaction. I am horrified and incredulous that someone could treat these tragedies with such disrespect and ignorance. I am disgusted with panda as well for showing them.

samueldonnell
Community Member
6 years ago

Do you all have such a negative view of humanity? Why are you criticizing this at all? This is simply the work of a human who wishes that the world was a better place, because frankly, as of now, it's tucked up. Maybe the artist had a different view than you of what it should have been. But do you want to hear a secret? That doesn't fucking matter. All that matters is the message coming across, and if you can't see the good in that message, I have no more hope for humanity. Imagine. That's what this is about. Imagine.

samueldonnell
Community Member
6 years ago

Tucked = fucked by the way. Sorry about the misspell.

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JuanCarlosRuiz
Community Member
6 years ago

Why so much murican propaganda?

LiminHuang
Community Member
6 years ago

The artist removed the girls Hijabs? Really ?

LiminHuang
Community Member
6 years ago

And also the Vietnamese girl, why would she be playing with a statue of liberty- baloon?!

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AleksanderGustyn
Community Member
6 years ago

terrifying :(

JonnyRueda
Community Member
6 years ago

My bad, I am sorry for the misinformation. Btw Phan Thị Kim Phúc became a Canadian citizen and lives in Ontario. Ironic isn't?

Yvonne71
Community Member
6 years ago

Incredible!

GraceBarclay
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally gut wrenching. The reality is.....real.

CocoTehCat
Community Member
5 years ago

Annie, these images before "redrawing" are reminders-and powerful ones-of the powerful cost of wars. Covering it with cheerful sentiment is wishful thinking.

Adam Dott
Community Member
5 years ago

Tourist photographic the "exotic" African child?!!! American super heroes?! Disney?! Liberty statue balloon?!!! What kind of an American self centered piece of shit did this!!

Adam Dott
Community Member
5 years ago

Super heroes? Disney?! Liberty statue balloon?!!! What an American self centered piece of shit!!

faiq_sawiz
Community Member
5 years ago

The Child brides in this collection is a picture from Yemen. Although, we still find child brides married to mid-aged men in Afghanistan too.

Bluby Fisher
Community Member
6 years ago

the second one, soldiers are real life super heroes

Bluby Fisher
Community Member
6 years ago

for the one about Vietnam, where the children are being rescued by soldiers. That is a very real representation of soldiers. During Vietnam, protesters disrespected the soldiers who probably did not want to be there. They probably wanted to get home alive. and here, this picture is depicting a soldier risking his life to save two children.

kimia
Community Member
6 years ago

very good.. ما می توانیم بدبختی هارا به خوبی تبدیل کنیم.. خیلی جالب بود.

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago

This is... Wow, this is depressing as hell. I feel like I need to eat a bowl of Zoloft.

gscott
Community Member
6 years ago

The originals photos really struck a cord with me, I've never seen these photos before and it also upsets me as to why.

MariaFeramieSanchez
Community Member
6 years ago

poor children .. :(

SummerLi
Community Member
6 years ago

can anyone tell me how he make this? just painting or using software?! many THX!

linhnguyễn
Community Member
6 years ago

Chiến tranh và bạo lực là những từ ngữ mà khi nhắc đến, ai cũng phải giật mình kinh hãi. Nó gieo rắc vào suy nghĩ của chúng ta nỗi sợ hãi và đau khổ. Việt nam là một trong những quốc gia đi lên từ chiến tranh và đô hộ. Chúng tôi thấy được rằng giá trị của hòa bình là vô cùng lớn lao. Bởi chúng tôi đã đổi lấy hòa bình bằng máu và nước mắt và hi sinh. Quá khứ của nước tôi chưa bao giờ thanh bình. Trong lịch sử Việt Nam, chế độ phong kiến đã phải đấu tranh chống giặc ngoại xâm phương bắc, ( chế độ phong kiến của trung quốc). hơn 1000 năm luôn luôn chống lại thù địch. Và từ năm 1858, Việt Nam lại dóc hết "máu " của mình để chống lại thực dân Pháp và đế quốc Mỹ, và những hậu quả còn sót lại là những gì mà cả thế giới đều biết. Những đứa trẻ , mà tuổi thơ của chúng trải qua những nỗi ám ảnh kinh khủng. Những người phụ nữ mà cuộc đời của họ phải hi sinh chồng , con và chính bản thân họ vì hòa bình và toàn vẹn lãnh thổ. Ngày nay, chiến tranh đã lùi xa nhưng kí ức về nó là nỗi đau tột cùng .

ClaryMareO'Brien
Community Member
6 years ago

Why don't the Afghanistani child brides have headscarves in the so called better images?

JuliaGirl15
Community Member
6 years ago

I had a perfect childhood, until I was 10 and a half. I lived with my mom in America (I hate her) and she was overprotective. The only place I was about to play outside was the BACKYARD, instead of with other kids (That's why I'm a sociopath) and my mom makes me stay inside and watch TV, I sometimes would stumble upon disturbing content, like childhood ruining episodes (Another reason why I'm a sociopath). I went back to my hometown and lived with my dad again since September 17, 2014 (And I'm still living there) and I'm making my way out of the sociopath abyss.

JamilaMammadova
Community Member
6 years ago

Very inspiring pictures, which manifest the failures behind every tragic occasion, and how it all could be if responsible people acted differently. They do not diminish momentary or importance of the events, but rather call for more benevolent actions from all people, in order to break the chain of tragic events that mostly burden children, and in order to make the imaginary, this time illustrated alternatives our reality in future.

LoanLeHo
Community Member
6 years ago

the war in Vietnam

AngelinaDhanda
Community Member
6 years ago

These Irritate me even more ...This is just another reminder on how destructive and careless we are the real pictures are so heart breaking

DesireeLoewens
Community Member
6 years ago

I feel bad for the children who have to marry older men at a young age

MorbidCuriosity
Community Member
6 years ago

No just no

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

YOU CANNOT BLAME THE COMMUNISTS FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN VIETNAM ALL THE TIME!! Remember that the USA began the war in the first place, and the provocation on the Vietnamese side was simply a false flag. Why can't people accept the fact that the USA is basically an empire and is like every single empire. Just because we live in the modern-age with great technology doesn't mean we are not greedy or go to such lengths to start wars. ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE USA WERE THE ONES WHO DROPPED NAPALM ON THE VIETNAMESE!! It's not like they didn't have a choice. Vietnam were basically some guys on bicycles, while the USA had 600x more advanced tech than them.

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

Such an empire that justifies the bombing and utter destruction of a country that can't even defend itself has no right to sit on a high chair nor does it have any right to say that their own soldiers suffered as well. WTF did they expect? The USA began the war, and the Vietnamese fought to gain their country back.

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zax
Community Member
6 years ago

those Child brides are from Yemen

AmithAjith
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm not sure what the creators thought about this. If they meant, Time cures everything, and we still have hope for happiness, then this is a perfect one... And its obvious, some get upset by this.

JonnyRueda
Community Member
6 years ago

This America propaganda is just disturbing, don't forget the Japanese burned girl running naked because of an American bomb.

AndreiPapp
Community Member
6 years ago

Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [faːŋ tʰɪ̂ˀ kim fúk͡p̚]; born April 2, 1963) is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the nine year old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The iconic photo, taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack

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CatieBrandyberry
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad

Keanureaves
Community Member
6 years ago

what great pieces of art and good eye for the shots. sad that those events happened but things happen for a reason. life is like a puzzle, we begin it by the gift of life. God holds in one hand multiple pieces that are events, opportunities, and people. Big or small they all connect, we just need to learn to accept and place them. In the other hand holds eternal life. all still connects and in the end we will see who we are and what we've become as well as seeing what we've done for Him and others. ^^

JacklynRenee
Community Member
6 years ago

These honestly make it sadder, but more remembrance :)

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

I think you guys are way too harsh. Maybe the images don't seem right to you but that doesn't mean you need to say it's disgusting. Maybe y-

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

-ou just see it a different way. So please don't go around violating the comments wall with those remarks.Make them less insulting, at least

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SiriwatPosayanon
Community Member
6 years ago

I love the artworks, reminding me of the possible best we human can do in this world together. :)

PiotrNowak
Community Member
6 years ago

Good intentions, definitely, but the Carter one with a vulture crosses the line. I can understand the concept, but it trivializes (and almost parodies) the originals...

QedirliTural
Community Member
6 years ago

great this is real image's in the world... .Gunduz God Bless You.

DaniPanda
Community Member
6 years ago

And here I thought you were going to do the opposite, like what a spoiled child should get, rich children, brats, etc.

StuartJames
Community Member
6 years ago

appauling, stop this now

RichWillson
Community Member
6 years ago

Strangely disturbing..

anilkumar
Community Member
6 years ago

awsomeness!!!

RonaldZhu
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't know if it's me but it looks like Spider Man is beat-boxing

VugarShikhaliyev
Community Member
6 years ago

Fantastic

EdgarMuradovi
Community Member
6 years ago

amazing

AygunAqayeva
Community Member
6 years ago

Bravo!!!

IlhamIsayev
Community Member
6 years ago

Great

IgrarAliyev
Community Member
6 years ago

Wonderful

ClaireSuzyStannard
Community Member
6 years ago

Bad call Bored Panda. If I was involved in any of these awful situations I wouldn't appreciate my experience being reimagined with a rosy sentiment such as this. They are powerful images that should be left as they are, as a reminder ( and a wake up call) of the horrific cost of war and the inequity that exists. I understand the artists intentions, but ultimately I don't really think it's helpful or insightful, just wishful thinking ....

LibertinaGrimm
Community Member
6 years ago

Does it not make you grateful for the life you have lead?

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ElenaSilviaSperandio
Community Member
6 years ago

illustrations are more creepy than reality...

TinyDynamine
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm shocked... How can you trivialise such iconic images of suffering? This is disgusting.

DalmoniaRognean
Community Member
6 years ago

Better try to understand why the new images are so powerful. They show you how the reality could have been, if... These peaces of art are amazing!

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AngelaJones
Community Member
6 years ago

Fuck this propaganda. American soldiers dressed as superheroes? Did you forget what the Viet Nam war was about?

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

Yeah! This is American propaganda. The USA soldiers, generals and everything US military in the Vietnam war were fucking animals. I think even animals behaved better then them. The USA were a bunch of bullies who disliked Vietnam just because it wanted to turn socialist.

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ArielCarmen
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't like this. Something about it just... doesn't feel right.

AkashKhanna
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do I see hatred in comments? Please understand the Artist is trying to make a point that what this children got in reality vs what should it be like.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago

Because these images show the worst life has to offer. Death to children.

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NatašaMarić
Community Member
6 years ago

Horrific. I can't even process the disrespect of so much tragedy. I can't imagine what was going though this 'artist's' head when they thought that doing this was a good idea. Shame on you, Bored Panda, for giving this a platform.

BenjaminDoepel-Stevens
Community Member
6 years ago

This artist (and boredpanda evidently) has no idea how offensive these rehashed images are. Hideous concept, hideous execution.

AndraOnofreiAntalut
Community Member
6 years ago

This was insulting.

AnaGia
Community Member
6 years ago

"Imagine: If children had the childhood they deserve" this is how it's called, what you don't understand???

Gorkem
Community Member
6 years ago

The syrian kid lying on beach is dead with his family while trying escape to europe... Recently german government paid to turkey (my country) for don't let syrian people come to europe... I'm ashamed because of this decision of my country. But even worse! Unfortunately I saw some comments about syrians "we don't wan't them here! bla bla...". What a shame... I believe most of european and american people are really good people but they don't have enough knowledge to get a right idea about things happening at middle east. This artist proved my idea again. Please don't be a xenophobic. You are living a highly developed peaceful country that doesn't have petrol resources but have giant petrol companies. Think about it... Every people deserve better life. Sorry for my english...

ClaudiaFerreira
Community Member
6 years ago

I know these pieces means well but really takes the gravity of what really happen in very scene. We must remember this this happened and they still happened. Imagine an alternative reality defeats the awareness that should be raise towards these atrocities

JarosławLewandowski
Community Member
6 years ago

what a bullshit! these colorful pictures are ridiculous.

NouhaSaadawi
Community Member
6 years ago

girls, little brides, are in yemen not in afghanistan.. i think. would you please check?

ZeeshanBangash
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes are absolutely right, I was gonna point that out myself.

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Xenthia
Community Member
6 years ago

Not really sure why is there an American cartoon mouse in London.

HaydenDavey
Community Member
6 years ago

The bastardization of these devastating world events is disgusting.

ThomasNorris
Community Member
6 years ago

Unfortunately reality is cruel and unforgiving; for one reason only, man's inhumanity to man. The world's ills could be corrected overnight if the priorities of all were for the well being of their fellow/sister humans.

Jenny
Community Member
6 years ago

Also one more thing, the man who took the picture of the starving boy eventually committed suicide. There's more than just a picture.

EllenEmpson
Community Member
6 years ago

Yes. This poor child, and the photographer couldn't do a thing to help because of a government sanction,. The govt of this child took the last chance away from this child. It makes me sick. I rememberthefirsttime I saw this photograph in an exhibition. Tears came forth before I realized. I can't think of anything worse. Poor, poor baby.

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Jenny
Community Member
6 years ago

The Napalm girl re-pic really disturbs me. First of all, why should she be in the same running stance with an American balloon. How do we know that would be her definition of happiness? Pictures like these are meant to expose the reality of the world, not paint over them. The picture of a boy with arm around a vulture? Just .. Ick, no.

BrandonWilliams
Community Member
6 years ago

That little girl was saved by the American photographer that took the picture. After that shot he rushed her and a few others to the hospital. She still lives today because of his help. They are still friends. These images do not belittle the tragedy. The artist wishes that the art was the truth, rather than the reality.

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MickQueen
Community Member
6 years ago

Reading the comments I realise some people do not understand the concept of art, this is so shocking it is beautiful!

TashaHarris
Community Member
6 years ago

These images have moved people whether you love them or hate them they have reminded us all of how disturbing the events were.

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StuartJames
Community Member
6 years ago

disgusting and appalled, stop this now, how can someone depreciate the value of the atrocities these people went through

LiviaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

Why do you find this so disgusting? It just shows how the kids would have lived in a different universe , in my opinion...

LiviaMaria
Community Member
6 years ago

I mean , did you even read the description of this post?

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JorgeRaulZacarias
Community Member
6 years ago

I don´t like this.. thumb down :(

JamilaMammadova
Community Member
6 years ago

This pictures are absolutely inspiring, because they manifest what is the real price of war, the price we never see, but it exists as alternative outcome, which only "could be". They call to stop war that heavily burdens children, which is why you see kids in every picture. They do not diminish importance of the events, but rather call for more contemplation in order to make this time illustrated picture a solid reality in future.

MarinaG
Community Member
6 years ago

This is not what the artist sees, when he looks at these photos. These are what and how we wish they where for the children that deserve better than to be subjected by meaningless wars. I thought it was powerful work, thank you

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

I love these ;-)

Gorkem
Community Member
6 years ago

The syrian kid lying on beach is dead with his family while trying escape to europe... Recently german government paid to turkey (my country) for don't let syrian people come to europe... I'm ashamed because of this decision of my country. But even worse! Unfortunately I saw some comments about syrians "we don't wan't them here! bla bla...". What a shame... I believe most of european and american people are really good people but they don't have enough knowledge to get a right idea about things happening at middle east. This artist proved my idea again. Please don't be a xenophobic. You are living a highly developed peaceful country that doesn't have petrol resources but have giant petrol companies. Think about it... Every people deserve better life. Sorry for my english.

Anna Zabel
Community Member
5 years ago

I feel that by showing what could have been, the artist draws attention to the horrible things happening to children in the world. Personally, this struck a chord with me; I work with children. I cannot imagine the horrors of war from a child's perspective.

Maria Śliwińska
Community Member
6 years ago

Why did child brides change their skin colour and facial features to European in " perfect world "? Afghanian is not good enough or what?

Oliver Zeyen
Community Member
6 years ago

dislike

ChelseaMullins
Community Member
6 years ago

Especially the one with Walt Disney he was a known nazi sympathizer and also contributed money to them,way to go fail all the way

WayneBeesley
Community Member
6 years ago

Very poor taste .....

AbdullahAburass
Community Member
6 years ago

Correction: The child brides are in Yemen, not Afghanistan.

ShamsNur
Community Member
6 years ago

The child brides picture is not from afghanistan, its from yemen!

MegKep
Community Member
6 years ago

This is wrong. How can you take pictures of people suffering and turn them into children having fun with the man who ruined their life? A girl naked and crying carrying a balloon of the Statue of Liberty, when the Statue of Liberty could be something that is ruining their life? Children looking at what was once their home, now Disney? This is absolutely sick.

MegKep
Community Member
6 years ago

I think this is wrong. You shouldn't take this pictures of people suffering a turn them into girls carrying balloons of the Statue of Liberty, and a Nazi doctor having fun with kids, and children who lost their home into Disney. this is sick.

LindaGroeneveld
Community Member
6 years ago

He was not a Nazi doctor. There is a monument at Yad Vashem in memorial of Janus Korczak and the children. They all died in the gas chamber.

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KimberlySandquist
Community Member
6 years ago

I did not want to look at this piece after seeing the first image but I had to see people's comments. What a relief to see that people echo my reaction. I am horrified and incredulous that someone could treat these tragedies with such disrespect and ignorance. I am disgusted with panda as well for showing them.

samueldonnell
Community Member
6 years ago

Do you all have such a negative view of humanity? Why are you criticizing this at all? This is simply the work of a human who wishes that the world was a better place, because frankly, as of now, it's tucked up. Maybe the artist had a different view than you of what it should have been. But do you want to hear a secret? That doesn't fucking matter. All that matters is the message coming across, and if you can't see the good in that message, I have no more hope for humanity. Imagine. That's what this is about. Imagine.

samueldonnell
Community Member
6 years ago

Tucked = fucked by the way. Sorry about the misspell.

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JuanCarlosRuiz
Community Member
6 years ago

Why so much murican propaganda?

LiminHuang
Community Member
6 years ago

The artist removed the girls Hijabs? Really ?

LiminHuang
Community Member
6 years ago

And also the Vietnamese girl, why would she be playing with a statue of liberty- baloon?!

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AleksanderGustyn
Community Member
6 years ago

terrifying :(

JonnyRueda
Community Member
6 years ago

My bad, I am sorry for the misinformation. Btw Phan Thị Kim Phúc became a Canadian citizen and lives in Ontario. Ironic isn't?

Yvonne71
Community Member
6 years ago

Incredible!

GraceBarclay
Community Member
6 years ago

Totally gut wrenching. The reality is.....real.

CocoTehCat
Community Member
5 years ago

Annie, these images before "redrawing" are reminders-and powerful ones-of the powerful cost of wars. Covering it with cheerful sentiment is wishful thinking.

Adam Dott
Community Member
5 years ago

Tourist photographic the "exotic" African child?!!! American super heroes?! Disney?! Liberty statue balloon?!!! What kind of an American self centered piece of shit did this!!

Adam Dott
Community Member
5 years ago

Super heroes? Disney?! Liberty statue balloon?!!! What an American self centered piece of shit!!

faiq_sawiz
Community Member
5 years ago

The Child brides in this collection is a picture from Yemen. Although, we still find child brides married to mid-aged men in Afghanistan too.

Bluby Fisher
Community Member
6 years ago

the second one, soldiers are real life super heroes

Bluby Fisher
Community Member
6 years ago

for the one about Vietnam, where the children are being rescued by soldiers. That is a very real representation of soldiers. During Vietnam, protesters disrespected the soldiers who probably did not want to be there. They probably wanted to get home alive. and here, this picture is depicting a soldier risking his life to save two children.

kimia
Community Member
6 years ago

very good.. ما می توانیم بدبختی هارا به خوبی تبدیل کنیم.. خیلی جالب بود.

ReverendVeritas
Community Member
6 years ago

This is... Wow, this is depressing as hell. I feel like I need to eat a bowl of Zoloft.

gscott
Community Member
6 years ago

The originals photos really struck a cord with me, I've never seen these photos before and it also upsets me as to why.

MariaFeramieSanchez
Community Member
6 years ago

poor children .. :(

SummerLi
Community Member
6 years ago

can anyone tell me how he make this? just painting or using software?! many THX!

linhnguyễn
Community Member
6 years ago

Chiến tranh và bạo lực là những từ ngữ mà khi nhắc đến, ai cũng phải giật mình kinh hãi. Nó gieo rắc vào suy nghĩ của chúng ta nỗi sợ hãi và đau khổ. Việt nam là một trong những quốc gia đi lên từ chiến tranh và đô hộ. Chúng tôi thấy được rằng giá trị của hòa bình là vô cùng lớn lao. Bởi chúng tôi đã đổi lấy hòa bình bằng máu và nước mắt và hi sinh. Quá khứ của nước tôi chưa bao giờ thanh bình. Trong lịch sử Việt Nam, chế độ phong kiến đã phải đấu tranh chống giặc ngoại xâm phương bắc, ( chế độ phong kiến của trung quốc). hơn 1000 năm luôn luôn chống lại thù địch. Và từ năm 1858, Việt Nam lại dóc hết "máu " của mình để chống lại thực dân Pháp và đế quốc Mỹ, và những hậu quả còn sót lại là những gì mà cả thế giới đều biết. Những đứa trẻ , mà tuổi thơ của chúng trải qua những nỗi ám ảnh kinh khủng. Những người phụ nữ mà cuộc đời của họ phải hi sinh chồng , con và chính bản thân họ vì hòa bình và toàn vẹn lãnh thổ. Ngày nay, chiến tranh đã lùi xa nhưng kí ức về nó là nỗi đau tột cùng .

ClaryMareO'Brien
Community Member
6 years ago

Why don't the Afghanistani child brides have headscarves in the so called better images?

JuliaGirl15
Community Member
6 years ago

I had a perfect childhood, until I was 10 and a half. I lived with my mom in America (I hate her) and she was overprotective. The only place I was about to play outside was the BACKYARD, instead of with other kids (That's why I'm a sociopath) and my mom makes me stay inside and watch TV, I sometimes would stumble upon disturbing content, like childhood ruining episodes (Another reason why I'm a sociopath). I went back to my hometown and lived with my dad again since September 17, 2014 (And I'm still living there) and I'm making my way out of the sociopath abyss.

JamilaMammadova
Community Member
6 years ago

Very inspiring pictures, which manifest the failures behind every tragic occasion, and how it all could be if responsible people acted differently. They do not diminish momentary or importance of the events, but rather call for more benevolent actions from all people, in order to break the chain of tragic events that mostly burden children, and in order to make the imaginary, this time illustrated alternatives our reality in future.

LoanLeHo
Community Member
6 years ago

the war in Vietnam

AngelinaDhanda
Community Member
6 years ago

These Irritate me even more ...This is just another reminder on how destructive and careless we are the real pictures are so heart breaking

DesireeLoewens
Community Member
6 years ago

I feel bad for the children who have to marry older men at a young age

MorbidCuriosity
Community Member
6 years ago

No just no

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

YOU CANNOT BLAME THE COMMUNISTS FOR WHAT HAPPENED IN VIETNAM ALL THE TIME!! Remember that the USA began the war in the first place, and the provocation on the Vietnamese side was simply a false flag. Why can't people accept the fact that the USA is basically an empire and is like every single empire. Just because we live in the modern-age with great technology doesn't mean we are not greedy or go to such lengths to start wars. ALSO REMEMBER THAT THE USA WERE THE ONES WHO DROPPED NAPALM ON THE VIETNAMESE!! It's not like they didn't have a choice. Vietnam were basically some guys on bicycles, while the USA had 600x more advanced tech than them.

SoonTekh
Community Member
6 years ago

Such an empire that justifies the bombing and utter destruction of a country that can't even defend itself has no right to sit on a high chair nor does it have any right to say that their own soldiers suffered as well. WTF did they expect? The USA began the war, and the Vietnamese fought to gain their country back.

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zax
Community Member
6 years ago

those Child brides are from Yemen

AmithAjith
Community Member
6 years ago

I'm not sure what the creators thought about this. If they meant, Time cures everything, and we still have hope for happiness, then this is a perfect one... And its obvious, some get upset by this.

JonnyRueda
Community Member
6 years ago

This America propaganda is just disturbing, don't forget the Japanese burned girl running naked because of an American bomb.

AndreiPapp
Community Member
6 years ago

Phan Thị Kim Phúc OOnt (Vietnamese pronunciation: [faːŋ tʰɪ̂ˀ kim fúk͡p̚]; born April 2, 1963) is a Vietnamese-Canadian best known as the nine year old child depicted in the Pulitzer Prize-winning photograph taken during the Vietnam War on June 8, 1972. The iconic photo, taken in Trang Bang by AP photographer Nick Ut, shows her at nine years of age running naked on a road after being severely burned on her back by a South Vietnamese napalm attack

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CatieBrandyberry
Community Member
6 years ago

Sad

Keanureaves
Community Member
6 years ago

what great pieces of art and good eye for the shots. sad that those events happened but things happen for a reason. life is like a puzzle, we begin it by the gift of life. God holds in one hand multiple pieces that are events, opportunities, and people. Big or small they all connect, we just need to learn to accept and place them. In the other hand holds eternal life. all still connects and in the end we will see who we are and what we've become as well as seeing what we've done for Him and others. ^^

JacklynRenee
Community Member
6 years ago

These honestly make it sadder, but more remembrance :)

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

I think you guys are way too harsh. Maybe the images don't seem right to you but that doesn't mean you need to say it's disgusting. Maybe y-

Annie
Community Member
6 years ago

-ou just see it a different way. So please don't go around violating the comments wall with those remarks.Make them less insulting, at least

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SiriwatPosayanon
Community Member
6 years ago

I love the artworks, reminding me of the possible best we human can do in this world together. :)

PiotrNowak
Community Member
6 years ago

Good intentions, definitely, but the Carter one with a vulture crosses the line. I can understand the concept, but it trivializes (and almost parodies) the originals...

QedirliTural
Community Member
6 years ago

great this is real image's in the world... .Gunduz God Bless You.

DaniPanda
Community Member
6 years ago

And here I thought you were going to do the opposite, like what a spoiled child should get, rich children, brats, etc.

StuartJames
Community Member
6 years ago

appauling, stop this now

RichWillson
Community Member
6 years ago

Strangely disturbing..

anilkumar
Community Member
6 years ago

awsomeness!!!

RonaldZhu
Community Member
6 years ago

I don't know if it's me but it looks like Spider Man is beat-boxing

VugarShikhaliyev
Community Member
6 years ago

Fantastic

EdgarMuradovi
Community Member
6 years ago

amazing

AygunAqayeva
Community Member
6 years ago

Bravo!!!

IlhamIsayev
Community Member
6 years ago

Great

IgrarAliyev
Community Member
6 years ago

Wonderful

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