The Iron Lady



Is this photo a mere artifact from my recent sojourn in New York, or can it be seen as a social commentary on our times. In this image, the iron lady who welcomes all comers to New York Harbor is at once clear and distinct, and again blurry and vague. Is she facing out in a welcoming gesture, or has she turned her back on those who seek freedom? She appears again and again in this image, either facing front, or having turned her back. The numerous torches are reminiscent of a mob scene. What is this picture about, really?

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