Oh, my beating heart!
As clashes between Hamas and the Israeli armed forces escalate and the death toll climbs with heartbreaking consistency, a photograph of an Arab-American journalist and her Israeli-American boyfriend kissing has gone viral, sparked a Twitter movement, and become a symbol of peace.
In the age of social media, it no longer has to be a photojournalist’s camera that captures the photo that will come to define a particular conflict. In 1967, the photo that became a symbol of peace and ‘flower power’ at the height of the Vietnam War was taken by French photographer Marc Riboud.
In 2014, the world has changed, and the photo quickly becoming a symbol of peace in the Middle East is actually a selfie.
Baby brown bear.
Hugo Gernsback’s Radio News (Short Wave Craft Magazine), July, 1935.
Joan of Arc by Albert Lynch (1851-1912)
engraving from Figaro Illustre magazine, 1903
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