To commemorate the 65th anniversary of the end of the Siege of Leningrad, photographer Sergei Larenkov overlays photos of present-day St. Petersburg with ghostly images of Leningrad during the blockade.
In these grim images, the dead trudge silently along city streets, while modern-day passersby rush along, blind to their presence. Eerie and deeply moving, these photos speak of the immediacy of the past, the suffering through war of the nameless dead.
For other posts discussing war and large-scale conflict, please see
- Faces of the dead in Iraq: an interactive graphic
- Against All Odds: online game builds awareness of refugees’ plight
- Food Fight: animation depicts a brief history of war
- USC students develop virtual game to bring real-world attention to the crisis in Darfur
- The geography of conflict: a blogger maps out the Middle East for Americans
- Untangling conflict’s roots: understanding the Shi’ite and Sunni divide
Hat tip Boing Boing.