Wednesday, January 31, 2018

Photomontage Work

For the photomontage, I've chosen to reimagine famous presidents, specifically George Washington, Abe Lincoln, and Teddy Roosevelt, as drag queens on magazine covers. As the description implies, chimeras and hybrids are meant to intimidate and make one uncomfortable. With the amount of patriotism and nationalism most Americans feel, regardless of politics, I would venture that seeing a well-respected president in drag, something that is not often quite as respected for one reason or another, would be somewhat unsettling and uncomfortable for the viewer, creating the feeling of being a hybrid while the actual photo itself is a sort of chimera, collaging together bodies and text. These are some of the images I am using.

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