Artist Combines Photos From Different Parts Of The World To Show How Different They Are

Published 5 years ago

Uğur Gallenkuş is a graphic designer from Istambul, Turkey who wants to show people the contrast between different parts of the world and the injustices people often face. The artist does so by creating dramatic photo combinations that are both emotional and shocking.

“I started my first parallel universe work on a news story. I started to see fear and despair in the eyes of refugee children trying to go to Europe,” says Uğur. “I think we don’t know anything about war, famine, etc. Today, you may be peaceful, but as long as these problems continue, you will be exposed to these problems.” He believes that art is the master of all languages and helps create awareness.

To create his photo combinations, Uğur uses the pictures from photojournalists working under extreme conditions all over the world. See his works in the gallery below and don’t forget to check out more here and here!

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#1 Afghanistan

Afghan child works at a coal yard in Jalalabad. Photo: Noorullah Shirzada

#2 Focus

#3 Yemen

Child marriage is common in many countries of the world. Not only in backward countries but also in developed countries. Sample: U.S.
Photo: Stephanie Sinclair

#4 Syria

It is ridiculous to expect a future full of peace and love from generations that have never lived. Photo: Yasin Akgül

#5 Syria

Photo: Nazeer Al-Khatib

#6 Libya

Photo: Chris Hondros

#7 Syria

Photo: Ammar Sulaiman

#8 Iraq

Photo: Odd Andersen

#9 Untitled

#10 Afghanistan

Najiba holds her nephew Shabir (2), who was injured in a bomb blast that killed his sister, in Kabul, Afghanistan, in March 2016. The bomb exploded in a relatively peaceful part of Kabul while Shabir’s mother was walking the children to school. Photo: Paula Bronstein

#11 Iraq

American soldiers torturing prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

#12 Iraq

Photo: Sean Smith

#13 Chad

Photo: Marco Gualazzini

#14 Iraq

American soldiers torturing prisoners of war at Abu Ghraib prison in Iraq.

#15 Israel

(R) Girls writing messages on bombs in an artillery unit during the 2006 Israeli-Lebanese war. (L) A girl who has to flee her country because of the war is drawing graffiti on the wall in a refugee camp in Greece.

#16 Everywhere

Luxury consumption on the one hand, and poverty on the other. Rohingya refugees. Photo: Allison Joyce

#17 Atomic Bomb

#18 Syria

Photo: Bülent Kılıç

#19 Venezuela

During the government protest in Venezuela, the protesters were tried to destroy a police motorcycle and the gas tank exploded. He survived the incident with first- and second-degree burns. Photo: Ronaldo Schemidt

#20 Iraq

Seeds giving flowers. Photo: Khalid Mohammed

#21 Afghanistan

Anti-aircraft bullets in Afghan civil war. Photo: Patrick Robert

#22 Syria

Syrian men carrying babies make their way through the rubble of destroyed buildings following a reported air strike on the northern part of Aleppo.

Image source: Ameer Alhalbi

#23 Sudan-Darfur

#24 Afghanistan

An Afghan woman sits next to a wounded child after receiving treatment at Indira Gandhi Children’s Hospital after a powerful truck bomb attack in Kabul on January 15, 2019.

Image source: Shakib Rahman

#25 South Sudan

Child soldier. Photo: Andreea Campeanu

#26 Yemen

In October 2018, the United Nations warned that 13 million people face starvation in what could be “the worst famine in the world in 100 years”. In November 2018, according to the New York Times report, 1.8 million children in Yemen are extremely subject to malnutrition.

Image source: Abdo Hyder

#27 Ukraine

Photo: Valentyn Ogirenko

#28 Yemen

#29 Israel

Photo: David Guttenfelder

#30 Syria

Photo: Khaled Khatib

Aušrys Uptas

One day, this guy just kind of figured - "I spend most of my time on the internet anyway, why not turn it into a profession?" - and he did! Now he not only gets to browse the latest cat videos and fresh memes every day but also shares them with people all over the world, making sure they stay up to date with everything that's trending on the web. Some things that always pique his interest are old technologies, literature and all sorts of odd vintage goodness. So if you find something that's too bizarre not to share, make sure to hit him up!

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awareness, digital manipulations, iraq, Middle East, parallel universe, photo collages, refugee crisis, refugees, sad, shocking photos, social issues, Syria, turkey, uğur gallenkuş, ugurgallen, war, war zone, war-torn, world peace
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