25 March 2011

Super Hero History

Photographer Agan Harahap is a historian of sorts; reimagining the past with super heroes present & participating. Christian Bale's Batman takes in a Fidel Castro press conference and Captain America accompanies Heinrich Himmler on an inspection of Russian prisoner-of-war camp. Harahap's Masked series imagines how Winston Churchill might do as Wolverine. This Watchmenesque curiosity is the sudden alchemy of history and modern comic book mythology becoming one. Rewriting a troubled century with a hero we might stand up and cheer for - present to right the ship and lead us home.


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