Color Versions Of Iconic Black-And-White Photos Bring History Back To Life

April 10, 2015 12:55 PM

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Color Versions Of Iconic Black-And-White Photos Bring History Back To Life

While techniques to colorize film were initially developed in the 1850s, it took until the 1950s for them to make their way into mainstream photojournalism. Most photographs up to that point are frozen in black and white, far removed from the colors of daily life. But a new trend seeks to recreate historical images in full color, allowing us to see iconic 20th-century images anew.

Artists such as Jordan J. Lloyd, Mads Madsen and Wayne Degan are at the forefront of this trend, along with Pixartprinting, an Italian firm specializing in digital and offset printing. Armed with computer programs -- Photoshop is the most common -- these artists perform what they describe as a “demo...

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