Charlayne Hunter-Gault on Nelson Mandela, the father: http://nyr.kr/1gb74nu
“He was married first and foremost to the movement—to the liberation of his people from the vicious, stifling bondage of a white minority who saw themselves as superior, who forcibly removed blacks and other people of color to isolated townships that often lacked running water and indoor plumbing, and which the regime could easily encircle in case of trouble.”
Above: Mandela surprises locals on an impromptu walkabout, 1994. Photograph by Ian Berry/Magnum.
So while making my last OBA last night, I kept thinking of Charlie Brown Christmas snowflakes. So I starting making this and halfway through I realized it has probably been implanted in my brain from (JL8 creator) Yale Stewart’s sketch of a Batman/Charlie Brown. So you can blame/praise him for this gif.
15 remarkable colorized photos will let you relive history
One thing we really need to thank the internet for: colorized historical photographs. Of course, the phenomenon comes to us courtesy of Photoshop and the talented editors who transformed black and white images into digital works of art. We’re just happy we get to feast our eyes upon them.
Thanks to a Reddit user named Brinkman87, we have a plethora of polychromatic snapshots that bring history back to life. Behold, 15 of the best colorized photos on the web: huffingtonpost.com
Kiersten Essenpreis grew up in the suburbs of Chicago but later moved to Brooklyn, NY to study at Pratt Institute. There she received a BFA in Communication Design with a minor in Art History. After 11 years in Brooklyn, she has recently relocated back to Chicago, where she continues to work as a freelance illustrator & gallery artist.
Kiersten has been included in the American Illustration Annual 23-25, 27-31, and has shown in galleries across the United States including New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, Miami, San Francisco, as well as other worldwide cities such as Dublin, London, Tokyo, and the Philippines. Some of her clients include Coach Inc., Reed Krakoff, Martha Stewart Living, The New York Times, The Boston Globe, Spin, Nylon, Paper Magazine, and Mashable.com.
- On June 5, 1952, a special camera with a shutter that worked incredibly fast captured this image of an exploding nuclear bomb, doing so an instant after the start of the explosion. The camera was located two miles from ground zero.
- The image of an exploding nuclear bomb in the very instant that the fireball begins to destroy the tower that holds the weapon aloft.
- The early stage of another nuclear blast captured by a special camera two miles from ground zero.