The Palimpsest of History: WWII in Images

I wanted to share a link with you that hit the web big about a year ago, but is related to the course I am currently teaching on World War II. Photographer Sergey Larenkov’s stunning then-and-now-at-the-same-time photos conjure the ghosts of the past dramatically and make us the modern world in a new way.

It’s like cubist multiperspectivism on crack.  My Modern Metropolis also posted an interview with Larenkov, with more photos, including photos of Hitler in Paris.

RJB

2 Responses to The Palimpsest of History: WWII in Images

  1. Pacal says:

    Un the photograph the Soviet general looks like Marshal Zukov. Is it?

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