It is a common complaint that today’s youth are so disconnected to the past. They seem to believe that the world has just arrived into the state it is in today, and that it is so easy to change simply because they would like it to.
Unfortunately, this is not the case. The world has been through a lot in the last 100 years, and older generations seem to be a lot more patient with the transitions that have occured.
In a world of Facebook, Instagram, and Snapchat, it’s no wonder that young people today are so impatient and distracted. But maybe, a new collection of photographs will help bridge the gap between the present day and the past.
In his new book, Retrographic: History in Colour, Michael Carroll wanted to take some of the most important moments of the last 163 years and colorize them, in order to humanize a period of time that most people only ever read about.
When you realize that some of these moments actually happened, the photographs become chilling to look at.