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Beauty and the beast.
Fall Foliage at Sandstone Falls
The Falls
Autumn at Sandstone Falls
Simple Joy
Classic Barn
Lake Michigan Begins
Riverside
Sunset at Munising MI
Monarch butterfly egg on swamp milkweed flower petal
Red admiral butterfly egg on stinging nettle plant
Confined
Forward and Back
The Time Will Come
Vulnerable Strength
Storm Over Munising Harbor
Rose Petals in Buckets Waiting to be Distributed
Winter Sparrow
Grand Island East Channel Light in Munising
Sandhill Cranes Visiting in the Fog
Rail bridge
Birds Sitting on A Branch in the Water
Cold Melanistic Fox Squirrel
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
Member since 2018
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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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