Colorized Photo of the Burning Monk

Someone took, what looks to be, a painstaking amount of time to colorize Malcolm Browne’s iconic photo of Vietnamese Mahayana Buddhist monk Thích Qu?ng ??c protesting during the Vietnam War through the act of self-immolation (better known to most in our generation as that Rage Against the Machine album cover).

Like most black-and-white objects that are colorized (re: any classic Hollywood film), I’m struck first by awe, and that slowly gives way to a feeling of unease.  That something just isn’t right about this.  It looks like a bad print advertisement for (fill in whatever product you’d like), or even worse it seems like they are recreating a fictitious history.  The black-and-white original can be seen here.  [via dangerous minds]

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