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Uncanny resemblance...
21-JAN-2017

Uncanny resemblance...

There were thousands upon thousands of people marching through my neighborhood on Capitol Hill this morning, headed for the Women’s March on Washington. I saw them from our steps and couldn’t believe my eyes, so grabbed a jacket and my iPhone and ran down to Lincoln Park, which they were passing though from buses parked at RFK Stadium on their way to the Mall area. A neighbor and I were asking where they were from, and we were told Baltimore, North Carolina, New Jersey, Texas, San Francisco, Kenya and Canada, among many other places. The sheer magnitude of the scene was breathtaking, and heartening...

I thought it was fascinating that one of the main posters for this march (held by two women), created by a street artist named Shepard Fairey, bears an uncanny resemblance to an image I posted by a Yemeni/French female photographer, below… I don’t anybody but me has noticed, certainly nobody in the media.

‘The Hijab’ Boushra Almutawakel, posted in July 2016:


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Long Bach Nguyen22-Jan-2017 18:52
great shot
Gill Kopy22-Jan-2017 02:11
Uncanny for sure !!
janescottcumming21-Jan-2017 21:48
Wow, look at that! V
William Barletta21-Jan-2017 20:00
My impression is that the poster artist not infrequently does derivative work ~V~
larose forest photos21-Jan-2017 19:38
Isn't that interesting? It is virtually identical. Love to see so many people out on this important march. V
Nirvan Hope21-Jan-2017 19:25
Fantastic to hear of the huge turnout around the world. Glad you were able to record a tiny portion of it.
Jim Coffman21-Jan-2017 19:03
There is indeed a remarkable resemblance !