From <A HREF="http://www.fotolog.net/dadavark/" TARGET=_top>http://www.fotolog.net/dadavark/</A>Check out the rubber stamp in the lower left on this postcard I got from Brazil! The plane about to hit the World Trade Center tower was a message sent via AIR MAIL!
There are obviously still people out there who hate Americans enough to glorify the 9-11 attacks.
My first reaction was to send hate mail back. If I had access to a cruise missile, I`d probably have been looking up the coordinates for rua Sao Januario 1032 c/2, Sao Cristovao-RJ, Brasil CEP 20921-001. Special delivery, Latuff! BOOM!
But Jesus said, "Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you... If you love those who love you, what reward will you get? Are not even the tax collectors doing that?"
So instead of a cruise missile I will send Latuff a missive of love.
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On January 18 2005 8 Views
Latuff On 21/01/2005
Hello, man!Nice to know that my postcard arrived.In fact, I think you get it wrong. I don`t send "hate mail" to people. This is not a rubber stamp "glorifying" the WTC attack. Probably it was the first image I made with no political judgementon the 9/11 attacks. Just a graphical register of a gruesome but a historical event. Probably, as a U.S. citizen, 9/11 remains a kind of taboo for you, where people are only allowed to see it as a tragedy. Yes, it was a tragedy, no doubt about it, but I was trying a different kind of approaching. Just keeping my focus on the image of the planes going to hit the towers.Anyway, if you felt unconfortable or even offended, I`m sorry. It was not my intention to hurt you.All the best,Latuff
a fotolog continuation of the original site theARTproject (http://www.theartproject.net): Aritsts Response to Terrorism.
theARTproject accepted submissions for over a year following 911,
from anyone who wanted a place to respond to the events and aftermath of September 11, 2001
Fotolog documenting life on September 11, 2001. It doesn`t matter where you were or if you personally witnessed the attacks on 9/11. Any photo taken on September 11, 2001 would be worth sharing - whether it memorializes the tragedy of that day or it reaffirms the simple pleasures in life that continued despite the attacks.