Know Where You Stand - Connecting the Past with the Present
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Know Where You Stand – Connecting the Past with the Present

Self-taught American artist Seth Taras, one of Luerzer’s Archive’s 200 Best Photographers Worldwide,  made an impressive set of photographs connecting the past with nowadays. The project is called “Know where you stand” and was done for the History Channel brand campaign.

Taras traveled around the world taking pictures of historically significant places from the same angle as the original image was taken. The only alteration he made to the shots afterwards was blending. “Know where you stand” got Cannes Lion award as well as has been translated into 30 languages and published in 130 countries.

The Berlin Wall and two soldiers float behind a man talking on his cellphone (1989/2004)

 

The LZ 129 Hindenburg airship crashes behind a dog walker in Lakehurst, New Jersey (May 6, 1937/2004)

 

Adolf Hitler poses victoriously next to a couple in Paris (1940/2004)

 

Soldiers storm the Normandy beaches as modern tourists look for crabs (June 6, 1944/2004)

SEE ALSO: Brilliant Time-Travel Photography of Europe’s World War Era by Sergey Larenkov

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