Now and Then. 

The previous year has brought to the headlines images of protest, unrest, questions about race and the reminder that despite the progress made over of the last century, America is far from a whole nation.

Schools have been integrated, the workplace has laws to fight bigotry, the FBI keeps track of hate crimes, a biracial couple can eat Cheerios on a TV commercial, and a biracial man was elected twice to the highest post in the country.

Progress has been made, but as the events of 2014 have reminded us, in many ways as it was, it still remains with many skin-deep issues still lingering under the surface.

Sit-ins at Woolworth lunch counters have been replaced with die-ins in New York’s Grand Central Station. #BlackLivesMatter tweets have replaced “I am a Man” sandwich cards. The national guard in Mississippi has been replaced by the national guard in Missouri.

Through these diptychs, we can measure time and progress. By looking to the past, we glean insights toward the future, perhaps avoiding the pitfalls the next time around. – Shaminder Dulai

Photo credit: Reuters, AP, Magnum, Getty

rosyteaprints  asked:

My 6th grade teacher who impacted my life immensely used to cover his classroom walls with Newsweek magazines. He had them dating from way back when and it really showed the history throughout the years. His last year teaching was with our class and when he retired we all helped take off the Newsweek magazines and it was the extremely saddening. Me & my friends would go visit the room he taught sometimes and it felt so empty without the Newsweeks on the wall..

What a sweetly sad story, thank you for sharing Rosy. Newsweek has been around for ages, even I forget sometimes and it’s so easy to take all that history we’ve witnessed for granted. That must have been quite a sight to see them all lined up. Did you have a favorite cover or time period? I personally thought the 50s were pretty neat with funky red frame border, but the 60s and 70s were sure packed with news that changed the course of our future. Thanks for the nostalgic trip down memory lane, all the best! – Shaminder Dulai, Newsweek, Director of Photography

(Do you have a question or comment for Newsweek? Hit us up, we’d love to hear from you!)