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"Know Where You Stand" Campaign by Seth Taras
Seth Taras fuses 4 historical events with present day images. (Seth is a self-taught American artist) First Image: Adolf Hitler Tours Paris during the Second World War -The terrace of the Palais de Chaillot, Paris Second Image: Storming the Beaches of Normandy -Saint-Laurent-sur-Mer, Normandy Third Image: The Berlin Wall - On the Strasse des siebzehnten Juni, Berlin Fourth Image: The Hindenburg Disaster - Lakehurst, New Jersey, USA "The series was created in collaboration with the advertising agency, Ground Zero, as part of a marketing campaign for the History Channel. The campaign also included tv ads in which black and white videos of the Berlin Wall falling are superimposed upon modern, ordinary scenes of people commuting. The History Channel said the aim of the campaign is to “Motivate people to understand the history of where they live by watching the History Channel.” It’s easy to forget the people who came before us, and probably sat where we sit now and walked where we walk."
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