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Dancer,  Hummingbird in Flight
hair toss
path through Quinault Rain forrest
Seals enjoying the first rays of the sun
Double waterfall on Lewis and Clark River
A Small view of a Great Wall
Hen with chick at the farm
what goes up
A Bed of Seashells
Sunset at Seabrook
Nurse Shark On Molasses Reef, Key Largo, Florida
Confined
big sky country
Having the ride of a lifetime on the famous Jackalope.
Fly
Bluebird on C&O Canal
 Rock with me
Waterfront View of Boston Financial District
Plunge
Nice... catch? or: Keeping one eye on the ball.
Partners
waterfall at Matthiessen
Natural beauty of the Sonora desert seen from the airplane
16th Annual Smithsonian.com Photo Contest
Confined

Christianity can be a source of good aiding in human progress, promoting love and acceptance, and more, but when I look at history and some parts of current Christian institutions, I see corruption, prejudice, lack of empathy, and lack of acceptance. Symbolically, I tied my model's hands together with a rosary to represent how Christianity can prevent individuals from embracing their whole selves--especially in regards to the LGBTQ+ community--how white slave-owners used it to justify slavery in the past (some racists today also use it to justify their discriminatory views of different minority groups); how it perpetuated and, in some cases, still perpetuates sexism; and how it has been the source of numerous conflicts.

TAGS: Hands, Michigan

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Ann Arbor, Michigan, United States of America
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© Josephine Graham.
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Image Source: digital
Date Taken: 09.2017
Filed Under: Altered Images
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Date Uploaded: Nov. 29, 2018, 9:30 p.m.
Camera Make: Canon
Camera Model: Canon EOS REBEL T5i
Focal Length: 50mm
Shutter Speed: 1/80
Aperture: f2.2
ISO: ISO1600
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PHOTO LOCATION Lake Orion, Michigan, United States of America