Artist Gave History’s WORST Photos A Happy Makeover… The Contrast Hits You Hard.
Children only get one childhood, as adults it becomes our responsibility to give them the best one. Unfortunately, wars throughout history have frequently taken the worst toll on the youngest people. There are several important photographs that illustrate the horrors of war and places around the world where the innocent are not treasured nor nurtured.
Gunduz Aghayev is an artist from Azerbaijan. When he saw the image of the lifeless body of three-year-old Aylan Kurdi he was shocked. Aylan drowned in the Mediterranean sea with his five-year-old brother and mom trying to reach Europe after fleeing the war in Syria.
This prompted Aghayev to create his latest series Imagine. He took iconic photos of children during war and famine and gave them a peaceful, innocent, and ideal life. “The message I want to convey is that we must take care of our children. They are innocent and sensitive. We as adults need to learn and educate ourselves. Only then can we make them happy.”
Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”
Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993)
Children in Vietnam
Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria)
A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945
Killed azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov’s son
Child brides Tehani (in pink) and Ghada in Afghanistan
Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940
Doctor Janusz Korczak with children
Next, 14 children's bedrooms from around the world.
Source: Bored Panda