Aurora Metter, Art
November 22, 1963
For a photography class, our professor has assigned us to alter reality in a print. I've chosen to use stills from the assassination of JFK, printing two before alteration, and two after, where I've digitally inserted myself as Jackie Onassis. The first frame will be before the shot, where JFK is waving to the adoring public (approximatedly frame 262 in Zapruder's film). The second frame will be the intense moment after the mortal wound, where Jackie is holding him together, like Mary with the crucified Jesus. I do not intend to mock this event, but explore our culture's images, how we are practically born with them ingrained, and how untrustworthy and/or capable of manipulation photography now is.