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.

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About Afroxander

Afroxander is the nom de guerre for writer/photographer Ivan Fernandez, based in Southern California. He currently writes for L.A. Taco and Gamecrate while studying at San Diego State University.
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