Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Liberty and Justice for All

I have done quite a few shots of the Statue of Liberty, but it is always a good idea to reflect on the symbolism of this great American icon. A while ago I had an iconic picture of a saguaro cactus and it is amazing how closely identified the cactus symbol has come to represent the desert Southwest. Likewise, Liberty has come to mean a lot of things in the United States as whole. Unfortunately, the underlying symbolism and the original meaning of the statue has been obscured by our current wave of jingoism and nativism.

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