L.A. Artist Takes Aim at 9/11

The image of the passenger-plane-as-weapon is meant to provoke a reaction that challenges people’s long-held fears over terrorism, including their initial reaction to the attacks on 9/11, as well as the immediate calls for revenge.

“It’s overtly shocking,” Gomez says of the image. “That was purposeful because we did immediately go for an eye-for-an-eye. It was almost like they exploited our fear and they were like ‘now’s the time to do it.’ I know that we fall into it quite easily.”

Read the full story and interview at Remezcla.


About Afroxander

Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. His work has appeared in The San Bernardino County Sun, Modern Fix magazine, The People’s Dance Party blog, The Rockit magazine and other outlets. He currently freelances for LA Weekly, Remezcla and anyone else willing to send him out on an exciting adventure.
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