American Civics - Two Americas
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American Civics - Two Americas

By Shepard Fairey
About the image
American Civics is a fine art limited edition series of five prints: Voting Rights, Mass Incarceration, Workers' Rights, Gun Culture, and Two Americas. 

This piece is based on a photograph Jim Marshall took while on assignment during the winter of 1963. Marshall embedded himself in a coal mining family in Hazard, Kentucky. He slept in their home and shared their food while he documented their lives and daily struggles to survive in dire poverty. The author of the article however, remained in New York City, and so, believing that the writer was unfairly judgmental about what life was really like for the people of Hazard, Jim refused to allow his photographs to be published with the story. 

Collector's Notes:
Each print is hand-signed and numbered by Shepard Fairey and stamped by Jim Marshall Photography LLC.

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American Civics - Two Americas
American Civics - Two Americas