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]