All the above poster art pieces were created by Shepard Fairey. There’s quite a bit of controversy surrounding the man behind Obama’s campaign HOPE poster. He’s known as a propaganda pop and street artist who emerged from the skateboard scene and climbed into a pretty well-established level of fame. He’s been accused of plagiarism and lack of originality in some cases, and by other people, he’s been hailed as an avant guard artist comparable to Andy Warhol. As I read through criticism of his work, as well as appraisals, I found several photos that spoke to me particularly, addressing Arab women.
I post them here for your commentary and feedback.