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United Faith
awaken2sun
Submitted by: awaken2sun | 11:38am, Aug 24
Culver City CA United States
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My Vision of Peace
Throughout History, war has been a devastating effect on societies. War has wiped out cultures, brought on disease, famine and killed millions of people. Men, Women, Children and Creatures have all felt the affect's brought on by others; which cannot understand peace. Throughout time, innocent victims have been subjected to horrific conditions and these catastrophic moments are exactly what war brings about and nothing could ever be worth the loss of life or its causalities. War is ultimately a tool for power. I was fortunate to come across my piece, when I found the magazine article with a man praying in Muslim Religion and flipped over the page to find another man praying in the Jewish Religion. It struck me; I stood and I stared for a long time at this piece. I didn't know if the message was by mere chance, or was it something higher, which brought me to these images. I decided to give contact printing a try and see if I could expose this concept onto one unified piece of paper. I did the contact printing process five times. Each try was exciting. I knew, if I just pressed on and keep going; having faith especially as a young artist. I would eventually tell a story, I would showcase the emotion of the people, the process and myself as an Artist. When I finally came to a decision of satisfaction, there it was! There was this masterpiece right in front of me. In the dark, I finished the photo process and clipped it to a line of wire, let it dry and came back to it. I pulled it down very carefully and brought it out into the light. I looked it over and thought to myself, what if Religion was united? What if, we humans could grasp that no one should die from war, let alone a Religious battle? What if we were united in faith and we came to an understanding that God and the Higher Powers wouldn't want us to kill each other over them or a belief? Where would we be as a society? Would we grow together as a culture? Would we honor each other? Would we stop killing ourselves in the name of this person, prophet or king? What if we all lived in peace? I title this piece United Faith to show case the possibilities and notion that war isn't about making a point or power. War, is a concept to harbor fear and when we decide as a culture to stand up for peace, our true self; the part which makes us who we are as individuals, societies, and humans. Continuing on to demonstrate that idea of peace, that we can all live in harmony as one, and for future generations!


Medium
A contact print is a photographic print which is made by exposing a sensitized piece of material such as developing paper to light while it is in direct contact with a negative. Next, the negative is placed directly on top of the sensitized material, and the light is turned on to expose the paper. After a set period of time, the light is turned off, and the paper is developed. I then re-shot my piece, and edited it, in Photoshop CS4 software; adding a sepia tone to warm it up. The originals are on 9x10" photo paper.

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ckay     4:23pm, Aug 25

ckay

Beautifully, strikingly honest.


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