World War II: The Holocaust
More of Alan Taylor’s excellent collection of World War II in Photos.
Many of us have seen numerous collections of photographic documentation of Nazi Germany’s “final solution” of concentration death camps and have little interest in seeing more. Alan Taylor is an excellent photo editor and has put together a well-captioned collection that should send chills down anyone’s spine, Jew and non-Jew.
Human beings are capable of terrible things and it’s important to look carefully at images like these to burn that idea into our brains so that we don’t find ourselves in the same place, yet again.
Given our short cultural memory, coupled with the number of people who have no clue that this ever happened, I’m not confident we won’t repeat it in one form or another.
Nikon Small World 2011
Alan Taylor over at the Atlantic has put together another excellent collection of images. Many of these are made by attaching DSLRs to microscopes although a few look to have been made with regular macro lenses. Spectacular images of a world within our world.
[via Gary Sharp]
World War II: The Pacific Islands
Alan Taylor at The Atlantic puts together another great collection in his ongoing series on World War II in Photos. This one is particularly good, especially image #42 of the invasion of Okinawa.
American Cities Pre-1950
The Denver Post photo archive has put together a wonderful collection of old images of American Cities. Really makes one appreciate how fast we’ve constructed the United State (for good and for bad).
[via Scott James]
I continue to track (via RSS) the site My Parents Were Awesome and just saw a great one:
Dan and Francesca
Fantastic shot. Love that car and her shoes. Wow.
The Big Picture has a wonderful collection of Dogs in the news, everything from bomb-sniffing military dogs to affected by floods and other disasters.
This spectacular collection of images taken during the recent cricket world cup in India, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka reminds me of a mashup of Slumdog Millionaire and Lagaan.
New photoblog from TIME magazine. Looks good and notice it has a view full screen button on the top series.