The Independence Day March in Warsaw, Poland erupted into violence, where 15,000 rioters destroyed everything in their path, including a rainbow art installation which ironically, symbolized diversity and tolerance. The nationalist and neo-Nazi groups the National-Radical Camp and the All-Polish Youth are responsible for the madness violence that ensued. All-Polish Youth has been declared an anti-gay hate group by the UN, Amnesty International, and Human Rights Watch.
Like a lot of us, Anna Goodson was deeply disturbed by what’s going on in Russia. However, having access to many artists through the Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, she organized a creative and visually stunning protest.
“I sent a memo out to the gang at Anna Goodson Illustration Agency, asking them if they wanted to” make a statement” about what was going on in Russia and the reaction was an overwhelming yes.” Explained Goodson in her blog post. ”We are often asked to create images for clients but here was an opportunity for them to create something meaningful, personal and from the heart.”
I know it was last week, but the photos of the fires on Mt. Diablo are just phenomenal. Bonus picture after the jump.
This photo series is brilliant, and sad, and dark. I suspect there is realism in it as well. Some people do live happily ever after and their lives are great. Others have struggles and if there were such a thing as fairy tale princesses, chances are some of them would not fare so well. I think one of the purposes of fairytales is to suspend realism and perhaps give hope of a bright future. These photos depict futures that didn’t work out quite so well.
Orson Scott Card is the author of the beloved Ender’s Game book series, which is also being made into a movie. However, Orson Scott Card is also a raging homophobe who sits on the board of the National Organization for Marriage, has previously called gays “tragic genetic mixups”; that “gay rights is a collective delusion”; and said any government that supports marriage equality is the “mortal enemy” that he will “act to destroy.”
Now that people are declaring for a boycott of the “Ender’s Game” movie, Card released a statement to Entertainment Weekly expressing why he feels you shouldn’t hold what he’s said against the movie. Yes, as you can imagine his statement is filled with bull-puckey.