Tuesday, December 11, 2012

'Ghosts of History' Creates Visual Mash Ups of Photos from 1940s and Today

This post I wrote for Open Culture tells the story of Jo Hedwig Teeuwisse, a Dutch historian who found a box of old negatives at an Amsterdam flea market. She spent the next several years identifying where the photos were taken (mostly around The Netherlands) and when (before and after World War II. Then she took pictures of the same places today and merged the images together. History, as her work shows, is all around us all the time.

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