Art & Oppression: Artist's Statement

Patti Levey

Taking Liberty/Collateral Damage/Cradle to Grave

The photographs in this submission include excerpts from three series, "Taking Liberty", "Collateral Damage" and "Cradle to Grave". These images are all silver gelatin prints, printed in the darkroom. "War and Peace" is a double exposure, created in the camera, on the negative. "Shock and Awe" was made in the darkroom by sandwiching a negative of a bullseye target with a negative of a woman and baby. All of these images depict, both graphically and literally, who the real targets/victims of war are: women and children.