Fine art toy photographer Brian McCarty created this image for the stellar Manifest Hope: DC Gallery art exhibition that opened this weekend. Brian took the photo at the Lorraine Motel, where Martin Luther King, Jr. was assassinated on April 4, 1968. Brian tells me:
People either love the shot or hate it, mostly because of the darker implications of putting Obama there. My goal was to foster discussion, especially since race is still the elephant in the room. For reasons very worthy of discussion, Obama was the only candidate NOT to visit the Lorraine...Manifest Hope: DC Gallery
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