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Posts Tagged ‘Cold War’

Sun
31
Oct '10

Crashing the Cold War

SUBMITTED BY: Mariel Backman     LOCATION: Berlin, Germany (2010) People used to run away from the Berlin Wall out of fear of getting shot. Now every last chunk of concrete is a coffee shop prop. The 1989 license plate date, of course, is when the Wall came down, making it safe for hipster artists […]

Sun
8
Aug '10

Fight the Power (from a distance)!

SUBMITTED BY: Ilya Mirman    LOCATION: Berlin via Washington DC (2010) This kind of aggressive posturing at the Berlin Wall once might have attracted gunfire from the East Side. But in Washington’s flashy Newseum — the mainstream media’s shrine to itself — it is quite safe to be a rabblerouser. The Newseum also has an authentic […]

Sat
10
Oct '09

Street Sweeper or Soviet Spy?

SUBMITTED BY: Laura Molta   LOCATION: Madrid, Spain (2009) There are several deeply troubling aspects to this seemingly innocent tourist photo. First is the cavalier attitude and body posture of the tourist: LOOK AT ME! I AM LEANING UP AGAINST AN AUTHENTIC BLUE-COLLAR WORKER! What’s with the casual knee bend? Second, this alleged tribute to an […]