newsweek:

“Enter Pyongyang” is another stunning collaboration between city-­branding pioneer JT Singh and flow-motion videographer Rob Whitworth. Blending time-lapse photography, acceleration and slow motion, HD and digital animation, they have produced a cutting‐edge panorama of a city hardly known, but one emerging on the visitor’s landscape as North Korea’s opening unfolds.

North Korea was the last country seemingly immune to change—but no longer. Recent years have witnessed mobile phone penetration, a surge in tourists, and even a marathon. Numerous special economic zones have been launched in cooperation with China, Russia, and South Korea, with railways planned linking all countries in the region. “Enter Pyongyang” captures not just the city, but this dynamism and sense of potential.

This video is the single most significant multi-­media contribution to transcending clichés about North Korea as a society defined by reclusiveness and destitution. To travel there is to witness a proud civilization, though one caught in a Cold War time-warp. Korean cultural traditions are meticulously preserved and displayed in authentic richness. Anyone who has witnessed the awe-inspiring Mass Games knows that, with great sacrifice, North Koreans can pull off a performance unparalleled in its precision.

Mishka Henner, Dutch Landscapes 2011.

"When Google introduced its free satellite imagery service to the world in 2005, views of our planet only previously accessible to astronauts and surveyors were suddenly available to anyone with an internet connection. Yet the vistas revealed by this technology were not universally embraced.

Governments concerned about the sudden visibility of political, economic and military locations exerted considerable influence on suppliers of this imagery to censor sites deemed vital to national security. This form of censorship continues today and techniques vary from country to country with preferred methods generally including use of cloning, blurring, pixelization, and whitening out sites of interest.”

Judy Linn, Patti Smith holding the photographer’s Super 8 Bolex. Early 1970s

and ….PS live at Pessaic, NJ

Walker Evans, from 147 Architectural Details and Streets Scenes, Puerto Rico, March 21–22, 1968

(via Walker Evans | [147 Architectural Details and Streets Scenes, Puerto Rico] | The Metropolitan Museum of Art)

Thanks to rudygodinez for originally posting the links to these pics.

davesparks:

bandit:

Wellington in 1966

Groovy. I can see our office about 1:30 in.

This is how a Sao Paulo neighborhood sounds when Brazil scores in the World Cup

Julian Wasser, The hot dog stand Tail of the Pup, 1963.

usnatarchives:

Omaha Beach and Utah Beach were two of five sectors that made up the Allied invasion of German occupied France. They are located on the coast of Normandy, facing the English Channel, and are each 5 miles long.

Taking Omaha was the responsibility of the United States soldiers, with sea transport and naval artillery support provided by the U.S. Navy, U.S. Coast Guard, and elements of the British Royal Navy. 

These two maps of Omaha beach alerted the 1st and 29th U.S. Divisions, the 5th Ranger Battalion, and 5th Engineer Special Brigade to the expected obstacles that they would encounter when they landed on June 6, 1944.

In addition to the U.S., British and Canadian soldiers assaulted Utah Beach. These two maps of Utah Beach alerted the VII U.S. Corps and the U.S. 82nd and 101st Airborne Divisions to the obstacles that they would encounter when they landed.

Maps from the records from the Army Map Service (RG 77)

(via todaysdocument)

Good luck to the newly launched ‘Something Concrete and Modern’
– an ongoing project to document the buildings, people and plans that transformed the town and cities in the North East of England in the years following the Second World War.

(via Cummins Engine Plant | Something Concrete Modern)