We have been shattered to see the news of innocent kids who become the victims to tragedies they have nothing to do with. Such are the times when we realize what it really means when people say, “life is unfair”. It was unfair to those kids who were innocent. Had they not been the victims, they would have had a normal, happy childhood that they completely deserved.
Painter Gunduz Aghayev created a work called “Imagine.” These illustrations are about children. Aghayev condemns people who end up making innocent children a part of their dirty play. In an attempt to make a perfect world for the children, he picked 9 iconic photos that show the tragedies innocent kids had gone through. He has altered them to a way he would have rather seen those kids to be like.
To see more of his work, you can visit Aghayev’s Facebook page.
Vietnam War’s “Napalm Girl”
Kevin Carter’s Pulitzer Prize-winning photo (1993)
Children in Vietnam
Death of Aylan Kurdi (Syria)
A Japanese boy standing at attention after having brought his dead younger brother to a cremation pyre, 1945
Killed azerbaijani journalist Elmar Huseynov’s son
Child brides Tehani (in pink) and Ghada in Afghanistan
Rendered homeless by German bombs during the Blitz, a London boy points out his bedroom to friends in 1940
Doctor Janusz Korczak with children