The Softer Side of Infamous Leaders

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There’s nothing more powerful than standing tall, reaching out your arms, and grabbing a teddy bear. I’m pretty sure I heard that somewhere…

Beijing artist Chunlong Sun has taken the likenesses of 5 often-infamous world leaders and put stuffed animals in their world influencing hands. It’s an absolutely bizarre combo that strikes an unlikely balance between making each figure appear far more friendly and sinister at the very same time. What are these? Villains from a James Bond spoof?

Chunlong, a photographer and digital retoucher created the odd series he simply calls “Celebrity” as a personal project. As if his final results weren’t perfect enough, his process saw him using Chinese almost-look-alikes as stand-ins for each now deceased leader – from a Saddam Hussein to Muammar Gaddafi. Yes, the series is irreverent to the max.

Fidel Castro
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Mobutu Sesé Seko
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Saddam Hussein
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Muammar Gaddafi
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Hugo Chávez
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