Aurora Metter, Art

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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.