‘Know Where You Stand’: Photographer Fuses 4 Historical Events With Present-Day Images

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When The History Channel needed a worldwide branding campaign, they turned to Seth Taras, an award-winning, self-taught American artist/photographer. Seth went on to create Know Where You Stand, a stunning mash up of historical photograph negatives overlaid into modern times. Seriously, imagine how much more impact the past could have if you took a trip to a place like Paris or Berlin and realized you were standing in Adolf Hitler’s shadow.

The four Know Where You Stand photographs — which won the Cannes Lion Award for best brand campaign — are simply stunning. A reminder how dramatically the world can change even when the landmarks stay the same.

Hindenburg

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Lakehurst New Jersey 1937 / 2004

D-Day

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Normandy Beach 1944 / 2004

The Berlin Wall

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Brandenburg Gate 1989 / 2004

Hitler

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Paris 1940 / 2004. h/t: steves-digicams

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