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Cultural Genocide
Cultural Genocide

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Challenge: Free Study 2008-09 (Advanced Editing VII)
Camera: Nikon D3
Lens: Nikon AF-S NIKKOR 24-70mm f/2.8G ED
Location: New Orleans at night
Date: Sep 16, 2008
Galleries: Political, Persuasive
Date Uploaded: Sep 17, 2008

"America will never be destroyed from the outside. If we falter and lose our freedoms, it will be because we destroyed ourselves."
- Abraham Lincoln

Banksy came to new orleans and left his pieces all over town. I decided to photographically tag as many of his works as I could possibly find...before they get painted over by the "gray ghost". We ran out of light when stumbling upon Abe. I think the flash at night worked out more dramatic though. I still have a few more pieces to find. But first, I have to find the time.

Place: 145 out of 430
Avg (all users): 5.9145
Avg (commenters): 8.5455
Avg (participants): 5.9806
Avg (non-participants): 5.7755
Views since voting: 1177
Views during voting: 269
Votes: 152
Comments: 17
Favorites: 6 (view)

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12/22/2008 01:20:44 PM
Love Banksy. I've been photographing a good deal of grafitti and saw Banksy's rat in Soho but didn't snap a shot. Williamsburg, Brooklyn has been a hotbed for all sort of styles these days and I've caught a few nice shots, like this one but want to go out a grab more before they disappear. This may be one of his but I'm going to stay on the look out for more, as they make for a nice theme.

Message edited by author 2008-12-22 13:21:45.
10/09/2008 12:45:57 PM
I thought this might be your photo as it is similar to your "Bummer!" entry. The message is ambiguous but that's more than okay. I like the melodramatic lighting, and I admire the effort that went into this shot -- your model really appears to be hanging by the neck.

Btw, thanks for introducing me to the work of Bansky -- what a cool artist.
10/09/2008 11:21:13 AM
I love the implications on this one.
10/08/2008 04:04:31 AM
Disturbing, outstanding work!!
10/08/2008 12:23:59 AM
A black wall hanging a white woman with Abe looking on? How did this not win?
 Comments Made During the Challenge
10/07/2008 11:19:25 PM
Fascinating. Easily my favorite.

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10/07/2008 11:03:29 PM
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10/07/2008 10:40:49 PM
excellent integration of reality with (banksy) art.
10/06/2008 10:12:50 PM
Perfectly grim...yet so enjoyable...so all around cool with something to say.
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10/06/2008 09:50:24 PM
Very interesting. Very. Please explain, because my little mind still doesn't get it. I like it, but I don't get the message.
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10/04/2008 11:35:13 PM
Gah! What am I seeing here? Nice impact photo, maybe a little too much contrast, but I'm being picky.
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10/04/2008 02:16:21 AM
Macabre and disturbing! ...I like it! : )
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10/03/2008 01:52:31 PM
Outstanding work! :)
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10/03/2008 11:44:58 AM
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10/02/2008 08:37:53 PM
Actually, no silly story that I could come up with could touch what is already here.
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10/02/2008 07:23:35 PM
quid pro quo: decem
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10/01/2008 12:53:05 PM
OOh! I think I might've seen a few others like this before the free study, I can't put my finger on who you are, but I know I was looking at your profile earlier this week! Very neat message, the b&w works perfectly.
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