Ephemeral Art, Atlanta

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Ephemeral Art, Atlanta


This was taken at the corner of Spence St. and Memorial Dr., East Lake neighborhood, Atlanta, Georgia, right around the corner from where I lived at the time. This photo represents the theme of tolerance. An anonymous artist painted a young boy holding two doves, one black and one white, on a house that was marked for demolition (the house was razed shortly after I took this). The image takes meaning from its placement in East Lake, where urban renewal and gentrification have resulted in foreclosures and demolitions to homes occupied historically by African Americans since the 1940s. But, through the symbolic use of doves, which represent peace, it seems the artist (through the intense stare of the boy) is urging us all to remember and honor our human connection.


Julia Brock


October 2011




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