Haunting Colorized Photos Reveal The Devastation Caused By The Spanish Flu Which Killed At Least Fifty-Million

A Kansas hospital during the Spanish flu pandemic of 1918 that still lives large in people’s imaginations.
Haunting Colorized Photos Reveal The Devastation Caused By The Spanish Flu Which Killed At Least Fifty-Million
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These seldom seen photographs, colorized for the first time, graphically depict the scale of the pandemic. The images reveal how doctors and nurses fought to save Spanish Flu sufferers in 1918. They show community centers and sports halls in the US converted into makeshift hospitals for the sick, while cinemas were closed and people wore face masks when they went to the park or took public transport. Continue reading »

Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

California, 1918. The 1918 Spanish flu killed up to 50 million people around the world and has been called “the mother of all pandemics”.
Historical Photos Of The 1918 Spanish Flu That Show What A Global Pandemic Looked Like In The 1910s

Between 1918 and 1919, an outbreak of influenza spread rapidly across the world, and killed more than 50 million—and possibly as many as 100 million—people within 15 months. Continue reading »

Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

Vintage Photos Of People Wearing Masks During The 1918 Influenza Pandemic, One Of The Deadliest Natural Disasters In Human History

At the close of WWI, an estimated 50 million people died from the Spanish flu. Masks were the uninfected’s main line of defense. Continue reading »

When He Said “Jump…”: The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

American actress Eva Marie Saint, 1954.
When He Said "Jump...": The Most Influential Images Of All Time Captured By The Photographer Philippe Halsman

Philippe Halsman (2 May 1906 Riga, Russian Empire – 25 June 1979 New York City – previously) was a Latvian-born American portrait photographer. Many celebrities photographed by Halsman include Alfred Hitchcock, Judy Garland, Winston Churchill, Marilyn Monroe, Dorothy Dandridge, and Pablo Picasso. Many of those photographs appeared on the cover of Life. In such photos, he utilizes a variety of his rules of photography. For example, in one of his photos of Winston Churchill, the omission of his face makes Halsman’s photo even more powerful at making Churchill more human. Continue reading »

Spanish Artists Creates Attractive Urban Installations From Salvaged Tires

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Tires in a city don’t seem out of place; but artists OOSS, Iago Buceta, and Mateu Targa have put the familiar objects in an entirely new context with their latest collaboration, Pneumàtic. Cut, salvaged tires are placed in both linear and circular arrangements along the ground, against brick walls, and in line with concrete stairs. Continue reading »

Influenza Pandemic. World’s History. 1918.

Influenza Pandemic. World's History. 1918.
Policemen in Seattle wear masks during the 1918 influenza pandemic.

Officials feared mass hysteria in major cities. Citizens were urged to stay indoors and avoid congested areas. Here, policemen patrol the streets to ensure public safety. Continue reading »

Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

Explaining The Worst Pandemics In History

A somber episode of After Skool tells the history of the world’s worst pandemics and explains what we can learn from them using a combination of whiteboard illustrations and historical photos. Continue reading »

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

The Best 100+ Reuters Photographs Of The Year 2016

Dairy cows nuzzle a barn cat as they wait to be milked at a farm in Granby, Quebec July 26, 2016. (Photo by Christinne Muschi/Reuters) Continue reading »

Stunning Images From Arcaid’s Architecture Photographer Of The Year 2016 Shortlist

Stock photography stalwart Arcaid Images just announced the 20 of the year’s best architectural photographs in the running for the 2016 Arcaid Images Architectural Photography Awards. Photographs are shortlisted under four categories: Exteriors, Interiors, Sense of Place and Buildings in Use. The photographs will be showcased at World Architecture Festival from November 16-18 in Berlin, Germany. The overall winner will be revealed at a gala dinner following the show

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Olympic Stadium, Helsinki, Finland. Architect: Yrjo Lindegren and Toivo Jantti. Photographer: Sebastian Weiss. Continue reading »

This Artist Creates Beautiful Figures Of Olympic Athletes Out Of Layered Paper

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According to the Spanish artist Raya Sader Bujana: “The concept of this design was to express movement using paper. The added texture, light and volume that the serial planes technique provides reinforces the fluidity of the pieces. All the sculptures are entirely hand cut and assembled, some of the figures have around 150 pieces and up to 500 separators. The project required many, many hours of work, but the end result was very satisfying for me.” Continue reading »

March 20 – March 27, 2015: Art

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People stand in front of the painting “The Painter and His Model” from 1963 by Spanish artist Pablo Picasso at the exhibition “Picasso and the Spanish Modernity” at Centro Cultural Banco do Brazil in Sao Paulo March 25, 2015. The exhibition is open to the public from March 25 to June 8. (Photo by Paulo Whitaker/Reuters)
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Miami Mechanic is Mr. Fix-It for Russian Cars in Cuba

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Fabian Zakharov speaks with a client from Cuba using his cellphone in his Zakharov Auto Parts shop in Hialeah, Florida, February 4, 2015. Zakharov, 40, is Miami’s go-to man for visiting Cubans or those with family on the island who need parts for the thousands of Russian-made Ladas and Moskvichs that dominate the country’s cracked streets, alongside Fords and Chevys dating back to the 1950s. (Photo by Javier Galeano/Reuters)
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New Year Celebrations Around the World: Spain

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A reveller dressed up as Austrian drag queen and 2014 Eurovision song contest winner Conchita Wurst takes part in New Year’s celebrations in Coin, near Malaga, southern Spain, early January 1, 2015. Villagers and revellers dressed up in funny costumes to take part in the New Year’s celebration. (Photo by Jon Nazca/Reuters)
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The Associated Press: Best of 2014 from Latin America, Part 1

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In this November 30, 2014 file photo, children dressed as “El Chapulin Colorado” and “El Chavo del Ocho” characters, release white doves during the memorial service of Mexican comedian Roberto Gomez Bolanos at the Azteca stadium the in Mexico City. The iconic Mexican comedian who also wrote and played the boy television character “El Chavo del Ocho” and “El Chapulin Colorado”, defined a generation for millions of Latin American children, died Friday at age 85. (Photo by Marco Ugarte/AP Photo)
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Symbolic Vote on Catalan Independence

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Spanish unionists protest in Madrid against the symbolic independence vote in Catalonia. (© REUTERS/ ANDREA COMAS)

On November 9, the autonomous province of Catalonia is holding a non-binding vote on whether it should remain a part of Spain or strive for independence. The voters are asked two questions: “Do you want Catalonia to become a state?” and “If so, do you want Catalonia to be an independent state?”
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Catalonia – the Consultation of Citizens

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Figures of Catalonian traditional Christmas crib called “caganer” (the defecator) of a human ballot box with a positive vote despicting in the act of defecation, released in Torroella de Mongri town, Catalonian region, northern Spain, 04 November 2014. The “caganer” is a traditional figure of the Caralonian nativity scenes for at least two centuries. This year, the referendum for independence that was scheduled for next 09 November, Real Madrid as Champions League winner and Torrente character will be “caganers”. (Photo by Robin Townsend/EPA)
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Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá

Hand Sewn Portraits by David Catá
Does love really has to hurt? According to artist David Catá it obviously does. The Spanish artist uses his body as a canvas, writing an autobiographical diary. In his ongoing series ‘A Flor De Piel’, he embroiders portraits of people who have influenced or marked his life – family, friends, teachers, lovers, partners – sewn into the palm of his hand.

‘Their lives have been interwoven with mine to build my history’, Catá explains. ‘Every moment lived stays in the memory to finally be forgotten. Somehow, this fact is painful, since there are only material things and traces that people leave behind’. The woven flesh work establishes a symbiosis between union, separation, pain and love, a performatic and symbolic action of loss and preserves the memories through memorial, corporal and videographic footprints. Continue reading »

If Superbarrio Not Exist, Would Have To Invent

If Superbarrio Not Exist, Would Have To Invent

A popular Mexican social activist known as Superbarrio, claiming to seek to improve the financial situation of the working class and the poor and homeless, stands outside the Stock Exchange building in Mexico City October 20, 2011. Superbarrio and members of the Occupy Together movement stuck a banner, reading Closed in Spanish, outside the building during a protest against economic inequality, according to local media. (REUTERS/Carlos Jasso) Continue reading »