Monday, September 06, 2004

A Question of Principle
I love this one. If you look closely at the cut-out shape of the woman's face, you can see that it's actually a couple, standing together. I was scanning the couple when I saw the woman's face on the reverse side. I loved how strong she looks and I liked being able to capture two aspects of the tragedy of slavery--what happened to individuals as well as what happened to families. The bottom half of the background is actually an ad for a slave sale. I underlined the words "keep them free." Below that is diagram of how to pack a slave ship. The solid maroon color indicates the recommendation that people be so tightly packed together, you couldn't even see individuals.  Posted by Hello

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