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Voting Rights Are Human Rights

Original Photo By: Steve Shapiro Published by: Obey Giant Artist’s Description: The Voting Rights are Human Rights print is a collaboration with photographer Steve Schapiro who documented many of the important civil rights protests in the 1960s. Steve and I met at the opening of The Legacy Museum: From Enslavement to Mass Incarceration in Montgomery, Alabama. As I looked through his numerous beautiful and powerful photos, we discussed the possibility of collaborating on the spot. Voting rights and racial equality were the focus of a mass movement toward a more just society in the ’60s. Unfortunately, insidious racism, which never went away, has given way to more overt racism, and voter suppression, often targeting people of color, and students, is on the rise. Democracy needs to work for everyone.

Artist: Shepard Fairey
Year: 2020
Medium: Offset print on thick cream Speckletone paper
36.0" x 24.0"

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