History in Time (Danger Streets) x131

Photographs from The Civilized World’s Most Frightening Discomfort Zones


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Ground Zero
New York, mid-November, 2001

 

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Taliban Escape on Unguarded Tribal Belt Backroad Adjacent to the Khyber Pass and Tora Bora
Federally Administered Tribal Area  (Tribal Belt) at the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border near Peshawar, Pakistan
December 15, 2001

 

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Afghanistan Refugee camp Cemetery at a Pakistan Army Border Fort
In the Tribal Belt on the Pakistan-Afghanistan Border, December 2001

 

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Being There
Peshawar, Pakistan, December 2001


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Dead or Alive
At a business still open adjacent to Ground Zero in New York at Thanksgiving | November, 2001

 

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Afghan Refugee Camp Wagon Whip
outside Peshawar, Pakistan | December, 2001

 

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Osama bin Laden Tribute T-shirt Vendor
Peshawar, Pakistan, December 2001

 

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Taliban Hassle
Peshawar, Pakistan | December, 2001

 

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Border Negotiation
Federally Administered Tribal Area  (Tribal Belt) at the Afghanistan-Pakistan Border near Peshawar, Pakistan
December, 2001

 

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Europe 2015: A Murmuration of Fear
London, England

 

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Alleyway Poverty Post Clutter Girl
Jatari Campesino, Ecuador
(A poverty-stricken  alpine farming community high up in the Andes Mountains) 

 

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Right Wing Death Squad Victim
Puerto del Diablo Scenic Overlook and Wartime Massacre Dump,
El Salvador civil war 1982

 

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Right Wing Death Squad Victim
Puerto del Diablo Scenic Overlook and Wartime Massacre Dump,
El Salvador civil war 1982

 

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Civilian Victim of an FMLN “Road Advisory”
Guazapa, El Salvador 1982

 

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Right Wing Death Squad Victim
El Playon Lava Flow and Wartime Massacre Dump,
El Salvador civil war 1982

 

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Resting Places: Milltown IRA Cemetery
(All the Irish Republican Army gravestones read “Murdered by the British”)

Belfast, Northern Ireland, 1983

 

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Bangkok, Thailand | The 2011 Flood of Thailand

 

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Suchitoto Violin
He playing to and backing up the staccato and base of machine guns
and mortar explosions from the Salvadoran Army as they entered the town.
Suchitoto, El Salvador civil war 1982

 

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Suchitoto Kiss
As 4000 Salvadoran Army regulars charged into town from the southwest
and several dozen FMLN guerrillas melted away into the jungle toward the northeast.
Suchitoto, El Salvador civil war 1982

 

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War, Woman and Children | A Missing Man’s Family
Guazapa, El Salvador 1982

 

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War Time
Suchitoto, El Salvador Civil War 1984

 

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India Slum Billboard with House & Girl
Delhi, India

 

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Just Hang on to What You Got
West Berlin, West Germany 1990, after The Wall came down and before Reunification

 

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Havana Beaded Che Vendor
Havana, Cuba 1997

 

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Reunification Kiss
Cologne, United Germany | 12:01 a.m., October 3, 1990

 

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Europe 2015: Post-Cluttered Terror Troops on Cafe March
Le Marais District, 4th arrondissement, the Jewish Quarter (under extreme alert)
Paris, France
In the springtime of 2015, three months after the Charlie Hebdo attacks

 

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 Europe 2015 (untitled)
Oxford Street | London, England

 

Valentine’s Day Paris, France (2020) #1

 

Valentine’s Day Paris, France (2020) #2

 

Valentine’s Day Paris, France (2020) #3

An anxious time for terror attacks and political upheaval:
just after the violent Yellow Vest protests
and just as the coronavirus began breaking out in Europe

 

Napping at Erdogan Mosque at Taksim Square, Istanbul Eurasia
A Monument to Turkey’s Secular Past,
Now the Front Line Between NorthWest and SouthEast

 

Napping at Erdogan Mosque at Taksim Square, Istanbul Eurasia
A Monument to Turkey’s Secular Past,
Now the Front Line of Religious Difference Between NorthWest and SouthEast

23-Panel Vertical Minaret Quilt

 

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Sandlot Baseball at a Malecón Vacant Lot
Havana, Cuba 2013

 

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MasterCard, Visa – – – Che…
Havana, Cuba 1997

 

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Havana Sidecar RainScape
Havana, Cuba

 

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Diet Sleep | Freedom Summer 1990
Florence, Italy

 

Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Accordingly Asleep
Prague, 
Czechoslovakia| Freedom Summer 1990

 

Pondering the Complexity of it All
Havana, Cuba 2013

 

I Dreamed a Starry Night
Moscow, USSR/Russia, Fall 1991

 

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Devastatingly Beautiful
The Flood of New Orleans from a Boat on Canal Street a few days after Hurricane Katrina
New Orleans, Louisiana, USA, 2005

 

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Mangled McDonalds and Ronald Signed by First Responders
Mississippi Gulf Coast
along Highway 90, Gulfport, Mississippi, just days after Hurricane Katrina in 2005

 

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The Edge of the Heat
Plymouth, Montserrat (the abandoned capitol of pre-eruption Montserrat) 1997

 

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Volcano Victim (Lost Her House)
Geralds, Montserrat

 

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Soufrière Hills Volcano Erupts | Salem Eruption #1 | September 22, 1997, 10:46 am
Montserrat, Eastern Caribbean

 

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  A Footlong Gun Play at the Winter Palace
St. Petersburg, USSR/Russia, October 3, 1991

 

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Soviet Black Marketeer
Leningrad to St. Petersburg | USSR to Russia, 1991

 

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The Rest of Stalin (with a Decapitated Lenin Head in the Background)
Moscow, USSR/Russia, Fall 1991

 

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Russian White House Tank Barricades
Moscow, USSR to Russia, Fall 1991

 

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Russian Revolutionaries at the Russian White House Tank Barricades
Moscow,  USSR/Russia, Fall 1991

 

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Waiting for Improvements
New York, New York, USA, 1987

 

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Nation
Paris, France, 1990

 

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Every Generation Needs a New Revolution
Soweto, South Africa, Freedom Day, April 27, 2006

 

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Gang Run Gambling Ring Shooting Craps on the Street in Soweto
Soweto, South Africa, Freedom Day, April 27, 2006

 

The Trump Administration Soils the American Presidency
Hilton Head, South Carolina, U.S.A., March, 2018

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (Under Gang Control 2011)

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (After “Pacification” 2012)

 

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Rocinha 17-panel Wired 2011  (Under Gang Control)

 

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (Under Gang Control 2011)

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (After the World Cup Left Town 2014)

 

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Rocinha Wired 2014 #1 (After the World Cup Left Town)

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (Under Gang Control 2011)

 

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Favela da Rocinha, Brazil (After the World Cup Left Town 2014)

 

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Rocinha Wired 2014 #3 (After the World Cup Left Town)

 

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Five on a Bench
Warsaw, Poland | Freedom Summer 1990

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Street Football : Reinventing Medellín After Escobar
Comuna #13 | Medellín, Colombia

 

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Peshawar Street Kitchen
Peshawar, Pakistan Refugee Camp, December 2001

 

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Mugunga Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Mugunga Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Watering Goma | Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Mugunga Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Mugunga Refugee Camp & Goma (volcanic wasteland), Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Goma, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Mugunga Refugee Camp, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Wired Goma | Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

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Sake, Democratic Republic of the Congo

 

Hurricane Florence
September 2018 | Landfall at Wilmington, North Carolina

 

Hurricane Florence
September 2018 | Landfall at Wilmington, North Carolina

 

Kobe Bryant Memorial on Melrose Avenue
January 30, 2020/ Los Angeles, California, U.S.A.

 

Weavers Department Store at Lockdown

 

A Lockdown Stroll Past Fuzzy’s

 

At KU Campanile:
Memorial Stadium Closed/ Graduation Celebrations Anyway

 

Granada Theatre/ Lawrence, Kansas During Lockdown

 

Masking Up for Shopping in Lawrence, Kansas at End of Lockdown

 

Caution: Play is Safe/ Vacant Playgrounds #99

 

Last Shave Before Lockdown at Downtown Barber Shop

 

The Corner of Ninth & Massachusetts at Lockdown

 

Masked Kitchen Guy in the Alley During Lockdown (b&w&color)

 

KU Icons Doing Their Part During Coronavirus Lockdown

 

Gould, Colorado

 

Mullen Fire Lone Tree (176,840 acres burnt)
At the headwaters of the Platte River, Jackson County, Colorado

 

Wyoming Mullen Fire From Colorado Ranch
Jackson County, Colorado

 

Road Closed:
Cameron Peak Fire Sign (x3):
 (215,000 acres burnt)
Jackson County, Colorado

 

Colorado 2020 Disaster Grid x16

 

Colorado Mullen Fire Late Afternoon Autumn Flare-up #2
Jackson County, Colorado

 

Colorado Mullen Fire Late Afternoon Autumn Flare-up #1
Jackson County, Colorado

 

 

Mullen Fire at Night
At the headwaters of the Platte River, Jackson County, Colorado

 

Colorado Mullen Fire From Helicopter Retardant-Drop Reload Depot at Front Lines
At the headwaters of the Platte River
Jackson County, Colorado

 

Boulder, Colorado

 

Boulder, Colorado

 

Caution:
Reckless Abandon: Why So Many Died
Mount Oread, The University of Kansas, Lawrence, Kansas (enrollment 28,447)
The University of Kansas chapter of Phi Gamma Delta hosted streaming & screaming sorority girls on wheels, all partying in close contact with one another in broad daylight at the beginning of fall semester 2020 – – – like there was no COVID danger at all – – – unintimidated doing so only feet from their neighbor, the Chancellor of the the University, Dr. Douglas Girod.

The following day the house was scolded by their neighbor
and everyone in that house and nine other fraternities & sororities were put under strict quarantine lockdown for 14 days.

Letter from Chancellor Douglas A. Girod dated August 26, 2020

Yesterday we shared with you the latest results of our community COVID-19 entry testing. These results included 19,452 tests with a positivity rate of 1.14%. Within that overall population, we noted that our Greek community is testing at a rate of 5.47%.

Today I am writing to inform you that Lawrence-Douglas County Public Health has issued 14-day quarantine orders for residents of nine of our sorority and fraternity houses, and is in the process of issuing an order for a tenth house.

The houses that have been issued quarantine orders are Pi Kappa Phi, Phi Gamma Delta, Kappa Kappa Gamma, Phi Kappa Psi, Gamma Phi Beta, Delta Delta Delta, Alpha Chi Omega, Sigma Nu, Kappa Alpha Theta, and Beta Theta Pi.

 

Estes Park, Colorado

 

Holton, Kansas

 

Winter Park, Colorado U.S.A.

 

Post Black Lives Matter Revolution 2020 Cleanup #5 (Taking Down the Plywood)
Omaha, Nebraska

 

Homeless on Wheels Talking on His Computer Phone Planted at Alley CellSpot
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

Omaha, Nebraska

 

A City Bus Drives Over the Black Lives Matter Street Tribute at 31st & Troost
(Michael Toombs)

Kansas City, Missouri

 

Black Lives Matter Street Tribute at 18th & Vine DreamScape #1 (x13)
(Adrianne Clayton)
Kansas City, Missouri

 

Ottawa, Kansas U.S.A.

 

Idaho Springs, Colorado U.S.A.

 

Idaho Springs, Colorado U.S.A.

 

October 2020: Waiting For the Light to Change
Boulder, Colorado (population 107,353)

 

COVID Rider Riding the Grid: It’s All So Much Bigger Than Any One of Us:

The Virus is killing thousands every day, the politicians fight like we have no
problems to fix, the dictator president is threatening to rule for life
and today is election day – – – frightening!

Oklahoma City, Oklahoma

 

2020 Presidential  Election Voter Line #4:
I’m not letting you take me anywhere until I vote!
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
The man in the middle of this photograph was waiting in line to vote on
November 3, 2020, still about 200 yards away from his ballot,
when he began to feel faint and had to sit down. Somebody else in line called
emergency and they sent an ambulance and several fire trucks and began
administering aid. As I was leaving the scene I heard the man say,
I’m not letting you take me anywhere until I vote!

 

OKC/ Colorado Election Day COVID Sign Quilt x17
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma & Rocky Mountains, Colorado

 

Common Sense T-shirt: Window Shopping the Plague #7
Lawrence, Kansas

 

COVID Essential Service Swarm #1 x21

 

COVID Clorox Fantasy Quilt x13
Holton, Kansas/ Omaha, Nebraska U.S.A.

 

COVID Essential Service Swarm #2 x20

 

Vacant Playgrounds
Walden, Colorado

 

Vacant Playgrounds
Eudora, Kansas

 

Vacant Playgrounds During Lockdown (b&w&color)

 

Vacant Playgrounds During Lockdown (b&w)

 

Caution: Lawrence Lockdown Stoplight Splatter #3

 

Vacant Playgrounds During Lockdown (b&w&color#1)

 

Vacant Playgrounds During Lockdown (b&w&color#2)

 

The Empty Lockdown Streets of Lawrence 

 

Coronavirus Nightmare #20 & #21 x31

 

Coronavirus Nightmare #20 & #21 x29

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** This collection of 50 selected Gary Mark Smith History in Time (danger street) photographs were made between 1982 and 2014 during some of Smith’s many historically significant self-insertions on four continents

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1982-1984 | Cold War and US-funded Civil War in El Salvador
(El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras & Nicaragua)

1983 | The “Troubles” in Northern Ireland
Belfast to Londonderry (Derry)

1990 | End of the Cold War: Freedom Summer 1990
German Reunification & European Unification
West Germany to East Germany to occupied Poland
to Czechoslovakia to Hungary to Yugoslavia to United Germany

1991 | The Soviet Union Implodes
Leningrad to St. Petersburg to revolutionary Moscow

1997-2013 | Forbidden City | Havana, Cuba

1997-1999 | The Montserrat Volcano Disaster
abandoned Plymouth;
The holdouts of Salem and the eruption of September 22, 1997, 10:46 am

2001-2002 | The post 9-11 World
From Amsterdam to Kansas to Ground Zero in New York
to Pakistan and the Tribal Belt on the Afghanistan/Pakistan Border
over the Khyber Pass adjacent to the battle of Tora Bora

 2005 | The Aftermath of Hurricane Katrina and the Flood of New Orleans
Mississippi Gulf Coast Highway 90 | Slidel on Lake Pontchartrain | New Orleans

2006 | Soweto, South Africa on Freedom Day, April 27, 2006

2008 |Poverty Above Tree Line in the Andes
Jatari Campesino, Ecuador

2011-2014 | Infiltrating the Gang-controlled Streets of a Notorious Brazilian Slum
Favela da Rocinha, Brazil

2011 | The Hundred Year Flood of Bangkok, Thailand

2011 | The Slums of New Delhi, India

2013 | Comuna #13 – – Reinventing Medellin, Colombia after Escobar

2015 | Paris on alert in springtime after the Charlie Hebdo attacks

2018 | Hurricane Florence | Wilmington, N.C. landfall

2019 | Erdogan Mosque at Taksim Square, Istanbul, Eurasia,
the Front Line of Religious Difference Between NorthWest and SouthEast

2020 | Covid-19/LFK Lawrence, Kansas During the Coronavirus
Lockdown of 2020