Monday, September 20, 2010

Analytical Blog: Photos

All of these images are from flickr users who uploaded images of protest they'd seen first hand. In the case of the Jamaica PSA, it is not a photograph but an image created after the artist witnessed police brutality in Jamaica. I found these images interesting because each person encountered protest in a different way, but all were non violent. The first image is from this summer's G20 summit in Toronto and shows protestors dressed as clowns peacefully taunting the police behind them. The second image is a rallying cry for action against government cruelty in Jamaica, which has the highest number of police shootings per capita in the world. The third image is that of a man in Trufalgar square in London telling his story of how he was allegedly attacked by police. I find all of these images moving because each shows the circle of violence being ended by peaceful protest, in all different countries around the world. It's truly inspiring.

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