56 Amazing Colorized Photos From the Past

The ethical dimensions of artificial intelligence (AI) image colorization were recently brought to public attention when several historical images were altered using digital algorithms. Irish artist Matt Loughrey digitally colorized and added smiles to photos of tortured prisoners from Security Prison 21 in Phnom Penh, Cambodia, which was used by the Khmer Rouge from 1975Continue reading “56 Amazing Colorized Photos From the Past”

23 Stunning Colorized Victorian Era Portraits

The series of stunning photographs show a young couple dressed in opulent clothing, teenage girls with their hair in ringlets and children all with a solemn look on their faces. Other breathtaking shots show a heavily bearded man and a young man casually leaning for his photo opportunity. The images were expertly colorized by FrenchContinue reading “23 Stunning Colorized Victorian Era Portraits”

The Civil War in Color: 28 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive

The Civil War comes alive as never before in this extraordinary collection of colorized photographs from the era. Not only does it feature portraits of famous leaders and ordinary soldiers but also vignettes of American life during the conflict: scenes from urban and plantation life; destroyed cities; contested battlefields. Here, TIME commissioned Sanna Dullaway, aContinue reading “The Civil War in Color: 28 Stunning Colorized Photos That Brings the American Civil War Alive”

16 Colorized Portraits Photos of Celebrities From the 19th Century

Up until the 1950s and 1960s, color photography was extremely rare, and so when we think about history prior to that time, we often envision it in black and white. Colorized photos of French stage actress Sarah Bernhardt and English actress Ellen Terry in the 1860s Today’s technology now enables us to colorize historical photos,Continue reading “16 Colorized Portraits Photos of Celebrities From the 19th Century”