What We Loved This Week, Oct. 23 – 29

Published October 28, 2016
Updated October 27, 2016
Published October 28, 2016
Updated October 27, 2016

The Eerie World Of Dark Tourism

Auschwitz Birkenau State Museum Poland

Ambroise Tézenas/National Geographic

French photographer Ambroise Tézenas has traveled the world spelunking through humanity’s most depressing moments. The photograph above, for example, shows the Nazis’ Auschwitz concentration camp, while immediately below is the memorial sculpture to the more than 5,300 children who died during the 2008 Chinese earthquake.

Finally, below that photo, you’ll see the Tourist Landmark of the Resistance commemorating the ten-year anniversary of Israel’s withdrawal from Lebanon.

You can see more of Tézenas’ dark photography at National Geographic.

Sichuan Wenchuan Earthquake Ruins China

Ambroise Tézenas

Mleeta Resistance Tourist Landmark Lebanon

Ambroise Tézenas/National Geographic

Striking Portraits Of Native Americans In The Early 20th Century

Bull Chief Apsaroke Portrait

Edward Curtis/Library of Congress

Over the course of three decades in the early 1900s, photographer Edward Curtis used his camera to capture more than 40,000 stunning images of Native Americans from more than 100 tribes.

Today, what we realize is that Curtis was helping to preserve this embattled culture just as the U.S. government’s reservation and relocation initiatives were all but erasing it from history.

View more of Curtis’ photos in this captivating gallery.

Klamath Woman Portrait

Edward Curtis/Library of Congress

Lies Sideway Crow Portrait

Edward Curtis/Library of Congress

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