Designer colorizes photos of slavery - and the result is impressive!

Yesterday, November 20th, as you know, Black Awareness Day was celebrated here in Brazil - a date that, in addition to marking the inclusion of Afro-Brazilian History and Culture teaching in the high school and elementary school curriculum, made that occurred in 2003, also marks the anniversary of the death of Zumbi, one of the icons of the history of our country and leader of Quilombo dos Palmares.

Journey to the past

For the designer Tom Carvalho, from Alagoas, decided to put his talents into action and make an impressive tribute. He selected a lot of old (and real!) Photos captured during the period of slavery here in Brazil, digitally restored the images and colorized the portraits - a transformation that, as you will see below, seems to break the barrier of time and transport us from back to that dramatic historical moment. Look:

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A post shared by tomcarvalho - webdesign studio (@tomcarv) on Nov 20, 2018 at 8:47 PST

Among Tom's painstakingly processed photographs are images of slaves as well as newly freed blacks, and the idea behind the project was to provide a more realistic view of the era of slavery to present and future generations, and to express respect for the contributions and cultural legacy left by this suffering people.


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