Shocking Truth Of How It Was Vs How It Should Have Been

Shocking Truth Of How It Was Vs How It Should Have Been

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

Here is their stories retold.

Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993) : Kevin Committed Suicide 3 Months After He Won the Pulitzer Prize for this Photograph of a Vulture Stalking a Starving Girl.

Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993) :
Kevin Committed Suicide 3 Months After He Won the Pulitzer Prize for this Photograph of a Vulture Stalking a Starving Girl.

Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”

Children in Vietnam during war!

Children in Vietnam during war!

Child brides in Yemen. Tehani (in pink) and Ghada (in green)

Child brides in Yemen. Tehani (in pink) and Ghada (in green)

Son of Killed Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov

Son of Killed Azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov

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

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

Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

Doctor Janusz Korczak with children

Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria Refuge Crisis)

Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria Refuge Crisis)

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

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

Credit: Cartoonist Gunduz Agayev

Via: http://www.diken.com.tr/

13 Absolutely Breathtaking Places On Earth You’ve Never Seen

13 Absolutely Breathtaking Places On Earth You’ve Never Seen

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Not many of us are lucky enough to experience all this incredible world has to offer. While much of the population sits indoors on the latest technology, beautiful landscapes blanket the Earths surface, only to be seen by the luckiest of us. Just as the human body is a truly amazing creation, this is a truly amazing planet.

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Antelope Canyon is the most photographed slot canyon in the American Southwest. It is located on Navajo land near Page, Arizona.

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A terrace is a piece of sloped plane that has been cut into a series of successively receding flat surfaces or platforms. These are terrace rice fields in Bali, Indonesia.

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Hot air balloon flight over Cappadocia, a historical region in Central Anatolia, largely in Nevşehir Province, Turkey.

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Derweze is a village and area rich in natural gas. While drilling in 1971, Soviet geologists tapped into a cavern filled with natural gas. The ground beneath the drilling rig collapsed, leaving a large hole with a diameter of 70 metres (230 ft).

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Giant’s Causeway. An area of about 40,000 interlocking basalt columns, Giant’s Causeway is the result of an ancient volcanic eruption. It is located in County Antrim on the northeast coast of Northern Ireland.

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Hitachi Seaside Park, Hitachinaka, Japan.

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Leshan Grand Buddha is a famous cultural and historical spot in Sichuan Leshan, China, which is the world’s biggest stone sitting buddha statue.

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Odle mountains chain separating the Funes valley from the Gardena valley, taken from the Seceda refuge, Italian alps.

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Travertine pools and terraces, Pamukkale, Turkey, World Heritage Site by UNESCO.

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The world famous Grand Prismatic Spring in Yellowstone National Park.

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This beautiful train tunnel of trees called the Tunnel of Love is located in Kleven, Ukraine. Nothing else is known about this place.

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Salar de Uyuni is the world’s largest salt flat at 10,582 square kilometers (4,086 sq mi). It is located in the Potosí and Oruro departments in southwest Bolivia, near the crest of the Andes.

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Dragon’s blood trees, Socotra, Yemen. Dracaena cinnabari, the Socotra Dragon Tree or Dragon Blood Tree, is a Dragon Tree native to the Socotra archipelago in the Indian Ocean.

 

Couple Travel To Croatia To Find Game Of Thrones Filming Locations

Couple Travel To Croatia To Find Game Of Thrones Filming Locations

Asta Skujytė-Razmienė and her husband are HUGE Game Of Thrones fans and so they decided to do something so totally cool. The couple traveled to Croatia to see the Game Of Thrones filming locations in real-life, and along the way they took some great pictures of their epic adventure.

Asta writes on Bored Panda, “If you are a fan of something, sometimes you have to turn on the ‘hardcore mode’ – just like my husband and I. This summer in Croatia, we traced the filming locations of popular TV series ‘Game of Thrones’”.

The adventure was filled with its ups and downs, some of the locations were easy to find while others were a little bit more difficult. Dubrovnik was one of the easiest to locate and is “just like one huge filming set.” Other locations such as streets in Split were a real journey to find, either found after endless searching or stumbled upon by sheer accident.

Asta said, “I want to share the result of our ‘scene hunt’ hoping that it will inspire others to do this same!”

King’s Landing, Red Keep, Fort Lovrijenac (Dubrovnik)

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Outside the Walls of Dubrovnik Old Town

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Where the Baroque Staircase (Dubrovnik) becomes the stairs to the Great Sept of Baelor (King’s Landing)

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No Sign Of Dragons Here!

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Inside Dubrovnik’s Old Town

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Outside the walls of Dubrovnik Old Town

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Fortress of Kliss—City of Meereen

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Baroque Staircase (Dubrovnik) and the famous “shaming” scene

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Another shot from area of famous shaming scene

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The Gardens of Red Keep in Trsteno Arboretum (Trsteno)

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Minčeta Tower (Dubrovnik’s Wall)—House of the Undying

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Fortress Of Kliss, City of Meereen

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The Basement of Diocletian’s Palace

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Papalićeva Street in Split, one of streets seen in slave rebellion scene

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The Basement of Diocletian’s Palace in Split

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Photo Credits: Asta Skujytė-Razmienė

Post inspired by: Earthporm

History of Photography

History of Photography

Photography has been a medium of limitless possibilities since it was originally invented in the early 1800s. The use of cameras has allowed us to capture historical moments and reshape the way we see ourselves and the world around us.

First photograph (1826)

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The world’s first photograph made in a camera was taken in 1826 by Joseph Nicéphore Niépce. The photograph was taken from the upstair’s windows of Niépce’s estate in the Burgundy region of France. This image was captured via a process known as heliography, which used Bitumen of Judea coated onto a piece of glass or metal; the Bitumen than hardened in proportion to the amount of light that hit it.

First man on the photograph (1838 or 1839)

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The first photograph of a human appeared above in a snapshot captured by Louis Daguerre. The exposure lasted around seven minutes and was aimed at capturing the Boulevard du Temple, a thoroughfare in Paris, France. Due to the long exposure time, many individuals who walked the street where not in place long enough to make an impression. However, in the lower left of the photograph we can see a man standing and getting his shoe’s polished.

First self-portrait and first image of a human face (1839)

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Before ‘selfies’ were all the rage, Robert Cornelius set up a camera and took the world’s first self-portrait in the back of a business on Chestnut Street in Center City, Philadelphia. Cornelius sat in front of the lens for a little over a minute, before leaving the seat and covering the lens. The now iconic photograph was captured 185 years ago in 1839.

First Moon photo (1840)

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The first photograph of the moon was taken by John W. Draper on March 26, 1840. The photograph was a Daguerreotype that Draper took from his rooftop observatory at New York University. The image has, since then, appeared to acquire a significant amount of physical damage.

First Sun photograph (1845)

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The first photograph of our sun was taken by French Physicists Louis Fizeau and Leon Foucault on April 2nd, 1845. The snapshot was captured using the Daguerreotype process (don’t tell Bayard) and resulted after a 1/60 of a second. If you observe the photograph carefully, you can spot several sunspots.

First news photo (1847)

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While the photojournalist’s name may have slipped away, his work has not. This photograph taken in 1847 via the Daguerreotype process is thought to be the first ever photograph taken for the news; it depicts a man being arrested in France.

First photo-montage (1858)

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First aerial photography (1858)

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The first aerial photograph was taken by hot air balloon in 1860. This aerial photograph depicts the town of Boston from 2,000 feet. The photographer, James Wallace Black, titled his work “Boston, as the Eagle and the Wild Goose See It”.

First color photograph (1861)

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The first color photograph was taken by the mathematical physicist, James Clerk Maxwell. The piece above is considered the first durable color photograph and was envied by Maxwell at a lecture in 1861. The inventor of the SLR, Thomas Sutton, was the man who pressed the shutter button, but Maxwell is credited with the scientific process that made it possible. For those having trouble identifying the image, it is a three-color bow.

First sequential images (1872)

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First picture of a tornado (1884)

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This image of a Tornado was taken in 1884. It was captured by a local fruit farmer living in Anderson County, Kansas. The amateur photographer, A.A. Adams, assembled his box camera and took the photograph 14 miles from the cyclone.

First picture on a photo roll (1888)

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First X-Ray picture (1895)

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Wilhelm Rontgen took this radiograph of his wife’s left hand on December 22, 1895, shortly after his discovery of X-rays.

First picture of animals nightlife (1906)

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First picture of the North Pole (1909)

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First color underwater photography (1926)

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First Earth picture taken from space (1946)

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The first photograph from space was taken by the V-2 #13 rocket, which was launched in October, 24th of 1946. The photo depicts the Earth in black-and-white from an altitude of 65 miles. The camera that captured the shot was a 35mm motion picture camera that snapped a frame every second and a half as the rocket climbed straight up into the atmosphere.

First color high-speed photograph (1957)

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First digital picture (1957)

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The first digital photograph was taken all the way back in 1957; that is almost 20 years before Kodak’s engineer invented the first digital camera. The photo is a digital scan of a shot initially taken on film. The picture depicts Russell Kirsch’s son and has a resolution of 176×176 – a square photograph worthy of any Instagram profile.

First photo of the Earth taken from the Moon (1968)

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The Earth was photographed from the Moon in all its glory on August 23rd, 1966. A Lunar Orbiter traveling in the vicinity of the Moon snapped the shot and was then received at Robledo De Chervil in Spain. This was the Lunar spacecraft’s 16th orbit around the Moon.

First view of the Earth (1972)

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First photograph from Mars (1976)

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The first image of the planet Mars was taken by Viking 1 shortly after it touched down on the red planet. The photograph was taken on July 20th, 1976, as NASA fulfilled its mission to obtain high-resolution images of the planet’s surface. The images were used to study the Martian landscape and its structure.

 

First picture on the Internet (1992)

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First photo of a molecule (2009)

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Nature Of The Wild West 150 Years Ago

Nature Of The Wild West 150 Years Ago

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Mountain valley in Colorado, 1872

Wild West – is the name of the area in the years 1860-1890, located in what is now the U.S. states of Montana, New Mexico, Colorado, Texas, and others, which gradually moved west to the Pacific Ocean.

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In the 1860-1870′s of the photographer Timothy O’Sullivan has created one of the most famous collections of images in American history. Photos of Timothy O’Sullivan | Library of Congress.

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Wild West was inhabited by the Indians, who were driven from their land by giving them in return barren territory. Utah, 1872

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Two “hills” near the town of Green River, Wyoming, 1972

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Together with the white settlers in the West there came a danger for Indians, who resisted the resettlement of white on the West. Fights between Indians and settlers continued throughout the XIX century. Nevada, 1867

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Tufa rocks in the lake in Nevada, 1867

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National Monument Canyon de Sheyi in northeastern Arizona, in 1873

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Old Church, New Mexico, 1873

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In the expedition team of photographer O’Sullivan (fourth from left) there were also soldiers, scientists and artists. In the picture there are also three locals. Colorado River, 1871

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Shoshone Falls, Idaho, in 1874. This beautiful waterfall called the “Niagara of the West.” Shoshone height is about 65 meters – 11 meters higher than Niagara Falls. The width of the waterfall – 274 meters

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The Colorado River, 1871

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The wagon of Timothy O’Sullivan with four mules in the desert of Nevada, 1867

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Wooden road for trucks, leading to a gold-mine, Illinois, in 1871

Canyon De Sheyi, 1873

Canyon De Sheyi, 1873

Indians in New Mexico, 1873

Indians in New Mexico, 1873

Canyons in Utah, 1872

Canyons in Utah, 1872

Canyon in Colorado, 1872

Canyon in Colorado, 1872

Boat expedition of photographer Timothy O’Sullivan in western Nevada, in 1867

Boat expedition of photographer Timothy O’Sullivan in western Nevada, in 1867

Wooden houses in a town in the state of Utah, 1873

Wooden houses in a town in the state of Utah, 1873

Rock formations, Wyoming, in 1872

Rock formations, Wyoming, in 1872

Oak Grove, White Mountains, Arizona, in 1873

Oak Grove, White Mountains, Arizona, in 1873

Another photo Shoshone Falls, Idaho, in 1868

Another photo Shoshone Falls, Idaho, in 1868

National Monument El Morro, New Mexico, 1873. Note the small figure of a man.

National Monument El Morro, New Mexico, 1873. Note the small figure of a man.