Inside Costa Concordia: the photographic book of an Italian drama.

These extraordinary images of the cruise ship was taken by Jonathan Danko Kielkowski and published in his book Concordia. The German photographer swam out to where the ship, which ran aground off Tuscany in 2012 with the loss of 32 lives, was moored. The photographs of the interior of the Costa Concordia depict a drama almost always observed only from the outside, a tragedy that we have only imagined for what may have happened between those corridors and large halls to those who, on the evening of 13 January 2012,…

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The illustrated guide of the ’30s that explained how not to die electrocuted.

Some of the pictures from the German book Elektroschutz in 132 Bildern illustrate totally plausible ways one might die of electrocution, for instance touching a lamp while in the bathtub or using a hair dryer over a sink. In 1931 the Anglo-Austrian doctor Stefan Jellinek wrote a book entitled “Elektroschutz a 132 Bildern” (Electrical Protection in 132 Images) published in 1933, in which he showed, through a series of illustrations, how simple it was to die electrocuted by electricity, a technological novelty for many people of the western world which…

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