Newspaper The Atlantic did a selection of photos around our way to be ultra-connected to smartphones’ screens. All taken in 2014, these cliches shows a new approach of the world, which disconnects and dehumanizes our society sometimes, or, on the contrary, which makes us closer and exposes us to the world.
Protestors and student demonstrators hold up their cellphones in a display of solidarity during a protest outside the headquarters of Legislative Council in Hong Kong on September 29, 2014. Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images.
U.S. soldiers take pictures of President Barack Obama after he delivered a speech at U.S. military base Yongsan Garrison in Seoul, South Korea, on April 26, 2014. Reuters/Lee Jin-man.
A man holds his phone up in an attempt to get a better phone signal in the northern Syrian city of Aleppo on November 26, 2014. Karam Al-Masri/AFP/Getty Images.
Miss Nord-Pas-de-Calais Camille Cerf takes a selfie with her smartphone, surrounded by photographers, after winning the Miss France 2015 beauty contest on December 6, 2014 in Orleans. Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images.
Thousands of demonstrators hold up their cell phones as they protest against an Internet tax planned to be introduced by the Hungarian government, in front of the Ministry of National Economy in Budapest, Hungary, on October 26, 2014. Inscription reads: “Mafia government”. AP Photo/Laszlo Beliczay, MTI.
Members of the Guarani Nandeva tribe stand guard at the entrance to one of the 14 farms they have been occupying for the past 78 days, claiming they are part of the ancestral land called Tekoha Yvy Katu, in the Japora municipality of Mato Grosso do Sul state, near the southern border with Paraguay, on December 18, 2013. Reuters/Lunae Parracho.
A North Korean soldier uses her mobile phone next to a sentry on the banks of the Yalu River, near the North Korean town of Sinuiju, opposite the Chinese border city of Dandong, on June 1, 2014. Reuters/Jacky Chen.
Country music artist Taylor Swift takes a selfie with a fan as she arrives at the 49th Annual Academy of Country Music Awards in Las Vegas, Nevada, on April 6, 2014. Reuters/Steve Marcus.
An internally displaced young Afghan man looks at his mobile phone in a camp in Kabul, Afghanistan, on December 24, 2014. Thousands of Afghans are pouring into makeshift camps in the capital where they face a harsh winter as the Taliban return to areas once cleared by foreign forces, who this week marked the end of their combat mission. AP Photo/Massoud Hossaini.
Girls walk with their cell phones along the beach at twilight during the Labor Day long weekend in Ft. Myers Beach, Florida, on August 31, 2014. Reuters/Carlo Allegri.
US actor Sylvester Stallone shows a selfie picture he took ringside, prior to the boxing match between Jessie Vargas of the US and his Mexican rival Antonio DeMarco at the Cotai Arena in Macau on November 23, 2014. Xaume Olleros/AFP/Getty Images.
A penitent of San Gonzalo brotherhood holds a mobile phone under his hood as he takes part in a Holy Week procession in the Andalusian capital of Seville, southern Spain, on April 14, 2014. Reuters/Marcelo del Pozo.
Alibaba Group Holding Ltd employees and executives use their mobile phones to take pictures as they arrive for the company’s initial public offering (IPO) under the ticker “BABA” at the New York Stock Exchange in New York September 19, 2014. Reuters/Brendan McDermid.
A doctor uses a smartphone to record a photo of a child with facial deformity before surgery at the Vietnam Cuba hospital in Hanoi on November 18, 2014. Reuters/Kham.
A Muslim pilgrim prays as another takes a photo with his mobile phone at the Grand Mosque during Tawaf al-Wadaa (Farewell Tawaf) on the last day of the annual haj pilgrimage in the holy city of Mecca on October 29, 2012. Reuters/Amr Abdallah Dalsh.
Tanzanian porters and guides stand on a rock half way up Mount Kilimanjaro at sunset on September 21, 2014 trying to get a mobile phone signal to call their wives. Two teams were taking part in a grueling eight-day trek up the vast extinct volcano, to play a full Twenty20 game in the ice-covered crater just below its rugged peak, at 5,785 meters (19,000 feet). Peter Martell/AFP/Getty Images.
Amber Rose takes a selfie as she arrives at The People Magazine Awards at the Beverly Hilton hotel on December 18, 2014, in Beverly Hills, California. Chris Pizzello/Invision/AP.
Bystanders stand around and photograph the body of a suspected Ebola victim lying in a street in the town of Koidu, Kono district in Eastern Sierra Leone, on December 18, 2014. Baz Ratner/Reuters.
Visitors raise their cameras and mobile phones in front of Dutch master Rembrandt’s famous artwork The Night Watch painting to take pictures of Sweden’s King Carl Gustaf and Queen Silvia, with Dutch King Willem Alexander and Queen Maxima during their visit to the Rijksmuseum in Amsterdam, Netherlands, on April 5, 2014. AP Photo/Peter Dejong.
Models wait backstage during Ukrainian Fashion Week in Kiev on October 15, 2014. Reuters/Gleb Garanich.
A woman uses a smartphone in front of the city skyline in Seoul at dusk on March 21, 2014. Ed Jones/AFP/Getty Images.
The face of Pope Francis is obscured by mobile phones held up as he arrives to lead a special audience for Vatican employees and their families at the Paul VI’s hall at the Vatican on December 22, 2014. Alessandro Bianchi/Reuters.
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