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Volume 12, Issue 1
  • ISSN: 2042-8022
  • E-ISSN: 2042-8030

Abstract

The artist’s book, , features 10 cyanotypes that visually communicate messages about being detained and separated. The cyanotypes, presented in sheer vellum envelopes, are reminiscent of postcards that one might mail home. However, the haunting imagery suggests the story is not about a vacation, but rather, a desperate situation. The cyanotypes are flanked by a front and back cover using idealistic family imagery. The metal cage and quick links create a strong visual statement in an attempt to document the outrage, sadness, and helplessness the artist feels about thousands of asylum-seekers being held in inhumane conditions at the US/Mexico border.

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Keyword(s): artist book; border; cyanotype; detainment; journalism; photo essay; separation
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