06 July 2008

Chris Jordan (again)

Constitution, 2008 (8 x 25 feet in five panels): Depicts 83,000
Abu Ghraib
prisoner photographs, equal to the number of people
who have been arrested
and held at US-run detention facilities
with no trial or other due process of law,
during
America's war on terror. Photograph © Chris Jordan.


I've posted on Chris Jordan here and here before. This new installment of his series "Running the Numbers: An American Self-Portrait" seems appropriate this weekend. You can find the component pictures here.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

83,000 terrorist suspects. You forgot that part.

08 July, 2008 10:12  
Blogger Jim Johnson said...

Anon, And how many of these "suspects" are incarcerated for a plausible reason? The reports suggest very, very few. How many are ever charged and convicted of anything vaguely resembling "terrorism"? Nearly none.

The number of terrorists or sympathizers created by indiscriminate incarceration without charge? MANY!

Are there active brain waves in your head?

08 July, 2008 11:43  

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