Topic: Propaganda

The Winners
Photo Essay

Portraits of the Winners, the Best and Better in Belarus

Wry portraits of the best milkmaids, fitness queens, hunters, potato farmers and other winners of the quirky propagandistic contests organized by one of last remaining dictatorships in Europe.

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Diving torchbearers are seen during the Sochi 2014 Winter Olympic torch relay underwater Lake Baikal
Man on the Wire

Public Service or Propaganda? Top Handout Photos of 2013

With much attention being drawn to the White House providing their own handout photographs amid concerns over access to photojournalists, TIME presents some of the most entertaining, educational, compelling and controversial photographs from the past year that governments, activists and private companies released to news organizations.

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KCNA/KNS/AFP
Man on the Wire

Kim Jong Il as First Among Equals

In the wake of the death of North Korea’s Dear Leader, Lightbox looks at how Kim Jong Il always presented himself as first among equals.

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Rykoff Collection
Photo Essay

First Man in Space: Vintage Soviet Propaganda Glorifying Yuri Gagarin

Excerpts from a collection of postcards commemorating the Soviet cosmonaut’s historic journey into outer space fifty years ago.

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