Ghetto

Contest Info

  • Started: 11/3/2008 17:00
  • Ended: 11/7/2008 18:00
  • Level: apprentice
  • Entries: 13
  • Jackpot:
  • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
  • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
  • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
  • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
Ghetto
Contest Directions: Photoshop this ghetto image (click to download) any way you wish. Some examples are: changing the weather in the image, placing the man on the chair into some new environment; putting people, ghosts, or objects in this ghetto image.
Many thanks to Linden Laserna and Stock Exchange for providing the source image.

Contest Info

    • Started: 11/3/2008 17:00
    • Ended: 11/7/2008 18:00
    • Level: apprentice
    • Entries: 13
    • Jackpot:
    • FN Apprentice 1st Place $1.5
    • FN Apprentice 2nd Place $0.9
    • FN Apprentice 3rd Place $0.6
    • FN Apprentice 4th Place $0.3
13 pictures
  • Watching TV During War of the Worlds

    Watching TV During War of the Worlds
  • Invisible Man in a Chair

    Invisible Man in a Chair
  • Strange Characters in a Hotel

    Strange Characters in a Hotel
  • Street Inteview in the Ghetto

    Street Inteview in the Ghetto
  • Man in an Outdoor Electric Chair

    Man in an Outdoor Electric Chair
  • Gang Lord and His Gangsters

    Gang Lord and His Gangsters
  • Mafia Drops Man Into the Ocean

    Mafia Drops Man Into the Ocean
  • Dog Sitting in a Chair

    Dog Sitting in a Chair
  • Looking Back in Time at World War Two

    Looking Back in Time at World War Two
  • Man in a Chair Sitting on a Mountain

    Man in a Chair Sitting on a Mountain
12 image entries
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This contest is fueled by the following news: A ghetto (from the Italian: geto nuove - "New Foundry", a historical area of Venice, which was referred to for the first time in 1516) are areas of big cities where the ethnic minority lives voluntarily or with compulsion in more or less severe conditions. The word historically goes back to Venetian ghettos where only Jews were allowed to live. The first Jewish ghettos appeared in Italy, Germany, Spain and Portugal in the 16th century. In the first half of the 20th century, the ghetto idea came back in several newly formed European countries-limitrophes. During World War II, residential zones of occupied territories, where Jews were forcibly relocated for compact living, are called "Ghettos" and which were protected by German Nazis or local nationalists supporting the Nazi regime. The most popular ghettos were the Warsaw Ghetto in Poland, Terezinsky ghetto in the Czech Republic and the Minsk Ghetto in the Soviet Union and post-Soviet territory. All ghettos, except in Terezinsky and Budapest were been liquidated along with their inhabitants. In the USA, regions of cities, populated by colored minorities (such as afro-Americans, Latin-Americans etc) were often called "Ghettos". The Venetian Ghetto (Italian: Ghetto di Venezia) is an isolated piece of land in Cannaregio in Venice. In the middle ages, the foundry shop (ghetto) was located on this site. Jews appeared in Venice in the beginning of the 12th century and settled down basically in Judecca. In 1516, the Council of Ten took a decision to accommodate all the Jews of Venice in the Ghetto. Further, this name began to be used even for other Jewish enclaves. The Venetian Ghetto was surrounded by channels and was connected with Venice's other three bridges, which were closed by gates in the evening. Except for doctors, it was prohibited for Jews to leave the Ghetto at night and the safe-guarding of the gates and surrounding channels was taken by Christian guards. In due course, Jews were allowed to leave the Ghetto provided that the Jews wear special headdresses and a yellow color as a symbol of distinction. The professional ban for Jews was not applicable in manufacturing, usury and medicine. Also, it was not permitted for Jews to own immovable property. Since Jews were not allowed to take up fine arts, synagogues in the Ghetto were designed by Christian architects. The increasing number of Jews in the Ghetto led to the construction of high buildings up to 8 floors high, the so-called Venetian skyscrapers. In 1541, the Old Ghetto (Italian: Ghetto Vecchio) and in 1633 the Newest Ghetto (Italian: Ghetto Novissimo) were added to the region. By this time, the Jewish population of Venice exceeded 5000 people and consisted of three communities: Alemany (Germany and Eastern Europe), Levant and Spanish communities. In 1797, Napoleon liquidated the Ghetto gates but after the arrival of the Austrians, the gates were restored. In 1866 the gates were finally dismantled. Till now, the stone slab (at the entrance in the foundation of Cannaregio) is preserved, on which a punishment is written for those christened Jews, who secretly continue to observe Judaic ceremonies. The monument for Holocaust victims by Arbit Blatas, Jewish museums, two working synagogues, kosher restaurants and a Jewish library still exist in the Ghetto territory.

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