Kazakhstan Is Photoshopping Their Leader’s Photos And They Are Not Even Trying To Be Subtle

The country of Kazakhstan was just caught photoshopping official photos of its new leader, and the evidence is overwhelming. It’s clear that beauty retouching techniques dramatically altered his appearance. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty made the discovery when comparing government-released photos with other pictures captured at the same place and time by ordinary journalists. Continue reading »

Technicians At The Government Of Alberta Dairy And Food Canada Laboratory In 1970s

Technicians at the Government of Alberta Dairy and Food Canada Laboratory help entrepreneurs develop their products. We don’t know the names of the lab-coated ‘boffins’ in these portraits from June 1970. We’d like to. Is that you. What were you doing and why? Continue reading »

In 1973, Teens Got Stoned In Front Of A Government Photographer

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Image: Marc St. Gil / National Archives

In the 1970s, the newly created Environmental Protection Agency commissioned nearly 100 photographers to document environmental issues around the country. Marc St. Gil was assigned to record images related to the water and air pollution crisis in the area around Houston, Texas. While photographing the Frio River and cedar woods near the town of Leakey in May 1973, St. Gil encountered a group of friendly teenagers, who allowed him to take pictures as they enjoyed the sun, water and a joint or three. Continue reading »

Mexican Government Asked Street Artists To Paint 200 Houses To Unite Community

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A youth organization that’s been known to use graffiti as a means of expression has teamed up with the government of Mexico to rehabilitate Palmitas, a town in the Pachuca district. Under the moniker “Germen Crew,” the group painted 209 houses, or twenty-thousand square meters of facade, into a single rainbow mural. Continue reading »

Australians Bury Heads in Sand to Mock Government Climate Stance

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A group of around 400 demonstrators participate in a protest by burying their heads in the sand at Sydney’s Bondi Beach November 13, 2014. Hundreds of protesters participated in the event, held ahead of Saturday’s G20 summit in Brisbane, which was being promoted as a message to Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s government that, “You have your head in the sand on climate change”. (Photo by David Gray/Reuters)
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Protest Against New Government in Brussels

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Demonstrators confront riot police in central Brussels November 6, 2014. Tens of thousands of public and private sector workers, employees and trade union members demonstrated over austerity measures to be taken by the new Belgian government. (Photo by Yves Herman/Reuters)
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