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Shirazi Hercules

This is an amazing retouching skill for the period. But to me it is nothing but collage and retouching which proves the quality of the work.
Among other things, several seconds were needed for the exposure of this photo to take place (this is not taken by iPhone mind you!) and that would have blurred the picture completely unless you really believe our Hercules, not only could lift these guys that way, but could hold them in that position for several seconds without moving!
This is in Qajar period... filling-in for RedWine!

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Women Vote On Equal Terms With Men

Women suffrage working to get the vote, 1912. Photo Courtesy: Oregon Historical Society

Botched Fresco Restoration Saved a Spanish Town

Hey, remember “Beast Christ”?

Of course you do. The 1930 fresco of Jesus called “Ecce Homo” that a local art restorer in Borja, Spain, uh, “fixed” in 2012 (pictured above) went on to receive worldwide ridicule via the Internet, thanks to its soulless eyes, anime-style nose and furry chinstrap from hell.

The creator of this mesmerizing icon, Cecilia Giménez, 85, was “humiliated” when the news broke of her less-than-faithful restoration of this original artwork by the Spanish painter Elías García Martínez.

But then something funny happened.

Over the next three years, 160,000 tourists from around the world came to the Sanctuary of Mercy church in Borja to see this curiosity in person, and most of them bought lunch, a souvenir, a hotel room or a variety of other goods and/or services.

So in what can only be described as a roundabout miracle, Beast Christ saved Borja—a town with a population of roughly 5,000—from the devastating recession that the rest of Spain has suffered over the last seven years. >>>

Hillary Clinton mural covered up with a niqab by artist after threat of fine

A street artist in Australia who painted a controversial mural showing Hillary Clinton in a swimsuit has covered her image with a niqab after the local council threatened to impose a fine.

The mural, by an artist known as Lushsux, generated complaints from residents in the Melbourne suburb of Footscray after it depicted the U.S. presidential candidate in a stars-and-stripes swimsuit with US$100 bills tucked into her waist.

The council deemed the mural sexist and ordered that it be removed within 10 days. Lushsux proceeded to dress Clinton in a full-body veil, writing alongside the mural: “If this Muslim woman offends u, u r a bigot, racist, sexist Islamophobe.”

In a social media post, he added: “This is no longer a wall of a supposed ‘offensive and near naked’ Hillary Clinton, it is now a depiction of a beautiful Muslim woman. No reasonable person would consider this offensive.”

Brooklyn, New York, 1947

Henri Cartier-Bresson
Brooklyn, New York, 1947
1947
Gelatin silver print / printed in 2007
Image: 19.8 x 29.8 cm / Paper: 22.9 x 30.4 cm
© Henri Cartier-Bresson/Magnum Photos, Courtesy Fondation Henri Cartier-Bresson

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Wall painting in Lithuanian capital Vilnius on May 13, 2016

‘They can stare at both of us’

Father gets head tattoo to match eight-year-old son’s brain cancer surgery scar

WICHITA, Kan. — A Kansas dad’s touching gesture of getting a tattoo to match a scar his young son was left with following brain cancer surgery is winning kudos on the Internet.

Josh Marshall told ABC News his eight-year-old son Gabriel was left bald with a large horseshoe scar on the right side of his head after undergoing surgery to remove a brain tumour. Marshall says Gabriel was so self-conscious that “he felt like a monster.”

Last August, Marshall got a tattoo to match, telling his son, “if people want to stare at you, then they can stare at both of us.”

A photo of the pair took first place in the St. Baldrick’s Foundation’s #BestBaldDad competition on Father’s Day and has since gone viral.


Marshall says Gabriel is doing well and has another MRI scheduled next week.

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Recipient of the Sony photography award

The winners of the 2016 Sony World Photography Awards have been announced.

See all winning images here.

The Honorary Judging Committee has selected Iranian photojournalist Asghar Khamseh as the recipient of the most coveted prize, the L’Iris d’Or Professional Photographer of the Year.

 

Asghar Khamseh - Fire of Hatred

The violent act of acid throwing is primarily against women and children.  These attacks are committed with the intent to disfigure, maim and destroy the social life and future of the victim.  The motivation to commit this type of violence is cultural destitution, intolerance and happens in situations such as family conflicts, rejected marriage proposal, revenge and divorce requests. Victims In addition physical and psychological damages, victims are faced with the experience of social stigma ,blame and social unpleasant tags. 

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