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Before and After-Image Stories

Wednesday, September 22nd, 2010

I don’t remember how I stumbled upon Nicolai Howalt’s “Boxer” installation, but the link has been sitting in my bookmarks folder for awhile. The collection of images, which depict young Danish boxers before and after a match, is quite haunting. Some of these boys look so young to be engaged in the combat sport, which I think is why I was so shocked when I first saw these photos. Maybe I was naive, but I had no idea boys this young were participating in the sport. These photos say a lot in just two frames-from the postures of the boys to their facial expressions.

Nicolai Howalt

Nicolai Howalt

Nicolai Howalt

Nicolai Howalt

Nicolai Howalt

Then there’s Sergey Larenkov’s (yes, that links to a livejournal account) ”Ghosts of World War II’s Past.” Larenkov used Photoshop to produce these powerful images:

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There are several more images on his blog, including my favorite. What a cool way to get people considering the past and present!

Also worth mentioning: