Evil Villains and Super Heros

Agan Harahap claims that he is a wildlife photographer. There is very little known about him beyond this. He also claims that he loves history, which is evident in his “Super Hero” collection. But what aspects of history does he love? Harahap’s “Super Hero” images question the photographic evidence of historical events, people and places. The images question how history is documented and absorbed in our collective consciousness.

You can view his complete Super Hero collection on Flickr, or check out the rest of his photography on deviantART

Yalta Conference, February 1945

Yalta Conference, February 1945 ©Agan Harahap

“Conference of the Big Three at Yalta makes final plans for the defeat of Germany. Here the Big Three sit on the patio together, Prime Minister Winston S. Churchill, President Franklin D. Roosevelt, and Premier Josef Stalin. February 1945.”

Greenham Airfield, June 5, 1944 ©Agan Harahap

Greenham Airfield, June 5, 1944 ©Agan Harahap

“He gives the order of the Day : ‘Full victory-nothing else !’ to paratroopers in England, just before they board their airplanes to participate in the first assault in the invasion of the continent of Europe. Greenham Common Airfield in England about on June 5, 1944.”

Neuschwanstein, 1945 ©Agan Harahap

Neuschwanstein, 1945 ©Agan Harahap

“Stolen Art at Neuschwanstein Castle, 1945. Soldiers from the 7th US Army carry the priceless artworks down the steps of Meunschwanstein Castle where hoards of European art treasures, stolen by the Nazis, were hidden during World War II.”

A Camp Near Minsk, 1941 ©Agan Harahap

A Camp Near Minsk, 1941 ©Agan Harahap

“Heinrich Himmler inspects a prisoner-of-war camp in Russia.”

Cherbourg-Normandy, 1944 ©Agan Harahap

Cherbourg-Normandy, 1944 ©Agan Harahap

“U.S. soldiers engaged in street fighting, avenue de Paris, Cherbourg-Normandy 1944”

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