The writing is on the wall as “We the People” celebrated independence day. This year besides the faces I shot signs. Walker Evans during the last depression made images using signs to present a portrait of our nation. Now eighty or so years later where everything is a sign, your sweat pants, tee shirts, I chose not to photograph the gentleman in the tee shirt that read “I’d rather be water boarding” as he yelled at the anti war marchers “They’d cut your head off for that in Iran.” We all still have in theory free speech. But are “We the People” speaking independently or just regurgitating what the media and political talking heads force feed us? enjoy pjc
Hi Peter, Great pictures, and I like the story (well, they way you tell it!) of the “gentlemean” with the waterboarding tshirt yelling incredible things, he’d better stop yelling or else the devils will eat HIM:)
Interesting question too, at the end, I think it becomes more and more difficult to think and speak independantly. Perhaps we get TRUE information if we use earplugs and bind our eyes and and just sit there, instead of listening to the news which they are selling us every day, 24 h/24 H;
oh, I see I made lots of spelling errors, one I find funny: “the gentlemean”:) well, sorry for the spelling errors, anyway.
Peter J. Crowley says
Spelling errors or a new adjective? Gentlemean LOL I missed that but how appropriate. enjoy pjc