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Voice of Artist[s], Unsuppressed

2011 International Photography Exhibition
"Voice of Artist[s], Unsuppressed"
Location: Maastricht, The Netherlands
Photographer: Haley Harrison
Home Country: United States
University Affiliation: Undergraduate Student
Category: Arts & Music
Award: Honorable Mention

In the photographer's words: "One of the most compelling aspects of traveling is finding modern art amongst history— the new within the old. Among the "Most Ancient European Towns" network, Maastricht is unarguably filled with history and culture. Therefore, the juxtaposition of this eminent history and modern art scattered throughout the city was of particular interest to me. This photograph depicts the work of contemporary mural and graffiti artists against the unchanged historical statue and cobblestone sidewalk. The strong symbol of a knife at the subject's neck might tell the onlooker that the voices of artists in the city cannot be suppressed by its stagnant history."

Voice of Artist[s], Unsuppressed