Transforming war into peace: Artist turns devastating historic photos of children ravaged by violent conflict and famine into happy illustrations – Bộ ảnh: Biến Chiến tranh thành Hoà bình:

  • Gunduz Aghayev, 34, of Azerbaijan, titled his series of illustrations ‘Imagine’, showing what the lives of the children could have been like
  • He re-creates iconic photos such as ‘Napalm Girl’ from the Vietnam War and ‘The Vulture and the Little Girl’ from the Sudan famine
  • Some people have praised the artist for the ‘hopeful’ images, while other have found them ‘distasteful’ and offensive 

dailymail.co.uk_An artist is raising awareness about the horrific effects that warfare and poverty have on children in an arresting series of illustrations titled ‘Imagine’, which sees him transforming some of the world’s most iconic war-torn images into a picture filled with peace and love

Gunduz Aghayev, 34, of Azerbaijan, re-creates iconic photographs of children suffering in world conflicts, such as ‘Napalm Girl’ from the Vietnam War and a famous picture of child brides in Afghanistan, turning the devastating images into cartoons of the kids playing innocently and laughing.

The illustrator takes the horrific 1972 photo of a nine-year-old girl crying and running through the streets of Trang Bang, Vietnam, after she was severely burned by a napalm attack, and turns the image into a joyful cartoon which sees the girl holding a Statue of Liberty balloon with a smile on her face.

Art: Cartoonist Gunduz Aghayev, 34, of Azerbaijan, re-creates iconic photographs of children suffering in the world conflicts, such as 'Napalm Girl' from the Vietnam War (above), into happy illustrations

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