SuperHistory

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We all had our favorite subjects back in school. Mine was, and still is, History – besides Art classes of course… And now, history can be even funner to learn and study thanks to Indonesian Photographer, Agan Harahap. Agan combined many iconic historic photos with some of the most loved and known super heroes -and villains- to create witty photos that invite you to take a second look and why not, smile a little while you learn. Check them out after the jump!

At first glance, Agan Harahap’s SUPERHISTORY appears to be a tongue-in-cheek look at world history: Superman with Allied troops at the Normandy D-Day Landings; Batman inspecting paratroopers just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the European continent; Darth Vader at the Meeting of Yalta with Churchill, Roosevelt and Stalin. By inserting popular culture icons into photographs of historic world events, Indonesian photographer, Agan Harahap, forces us to rethink history and the way we remember the past. Conflating historical events with fictional characters that have become so much a part of our popular imagination onto the photographic plane, his pictures have cleverly tricked us momentarily into believing that these characters exist and were present to witness these events.

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