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Ferguson Mo is a creation by the artist Jared Christopher Martin. Category Event, Public gathering, Expressionism, Documentary, Digital art, Montage, retouching. Why did i want an indictment in Ferguson - so a public trial would ensue – witnesses come out of the shadows and the story brought into the open. Given the higher bar of justice there’s a reasonable chance Wilson would’ve walked, but Michael Brown would’ve had his day in court before a jury of his real peers – the entire country - and we might’ve…

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Why did i want an indictment in Ferguson - so a public trial would ensue – witnesses come out of the shadows and the story brought into the open. Given the higher bar of justice there’s a reasonable chance Wilson would’ve walked, but Michael Brown would’ve had his day in court before a jury of his real peers – the entire country - and we might’ve learned something more that what we already know – how to choke back dismay at another revelation of the scalding hot racial war that burns in the center of this nations soul… I stayed up past midnight watching Ferguson burn to the waterline. Horrific violence, way beyond the CGI orchestrations of a big budget movie – unless it is Battle of Algiers – once violence like this starts it runs its course – the only way to stop it is before it starts by altering the conditions of circumstance – for instance don’t announce grand jury findings at the beginning of a long dark night… and place law enforcement around the perimeter of the prospective engagement, not in the direct center – Custer made that mistake - and maybe it’s not such a good idea to have the President of the United States intoning wise words and good intentions in one half of a split screen with burning buildings and zooming tear gas grenades – another argument for how ineffective the better angels of our social compact become once the rumble in the streets rolls out… So now the Brown family get to retire to their special space in the private hell they will forever share with the families of Eric Garner and Trayvon Martin and Emmett Till and Medgar Evers and uncountable hordes of others killed in this country for the crime of wearing their skin - and in nights to come Ferguson's peace officers get another chance to make it right. The malevolent genie born from a random encounter on Canfield Drive has escaped its container and become a permanent part of the dark viscera of American racial consciousness. It will be out there waiting.

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Equipment multiple cameras (sony 100, cell, mark II) and collage material plus computer
Technical more collage techniques than usual, central image rescued from a newspaper crowd shot and blown up
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Uploaded 27 November 2014 at 03:43pm
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Hengki Koentjoro avatar
Hengki Koentjoro Powerful
27 November 2014 at 04:07pm
Irca Caplikas avatar
Irca Caplikas love your thoughts !
27 November 2014 at 04:13pm
Chet B Simpson avatar
Chet B Simpson Excellent!
27 November 2014 at 04:22pm
Michaela Sibi avatar
Michaela Sibi Brilliant and strong!
27 November 2014 at 04:37pm
Joseph Aieta avatar
Joseph Aieta Wonderful work !
27 November 2014 at 04:57pm
Aleksandar Budjevac avatar
Aleksandar Budjevac Thank you for your vision of the event's criticism, and the society in which you live, and even today in our society in general. Truly impressive on your side. I look at this important your work and your resentment, of not solving the problem of racial difference. It is very healthy for you to speak up on this healthy way. So I guess we eliminate the bitterness and beauty. Every good maestro, Jared. I am impressed and your work and your words!
27 November 2014 at 05:42pm
Gérard Bret avatar
Gérard Bret Travail brillant .
27 November 2014 at 06:24pm
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Eye2see I admire you for using your talent "art" for people!
27 November 2014 at 07:10pm
James A Crawford avatar
James A Crawford Thank You Jared, Violence begets Violence, Hate begets Hate, Ignorance begets Ignorance and Love will begat Love. We are all the Human Race, but Racism is man made. Whatever forms taken whether Color, Religion, Economics, National, Language, Creed or Football Team, Etc. The Media and those that profit from racism will perpetuate this problem for greed until everyone wakes up to see the truth. If that light will ever shine. However Fear, Frustration and Anxiety may always Dim the light of that Truth. IMHO.
27 November 2014 at 08:05pm
Martin Irish avatar
Martin Irish Remarkable.
27 November 2014 at 08:15pm
Abi Katon avatar
Abi Katon Great vision and storyteller, terrific result!
28 November 2014 at 12:50am
Anonymous avatar
Anonymous all said, powerful work
28 November 2014 at 06:36am
Alessandro Rovelli avatar
Alessandro Rovelli n these times of absolute decadence I enjoy the luxury of looking at a picture of fantastic level where MAN is the center of all the events ...
the best thing is to read words of equal quality. Congratulations Jared!
28 November 2014 at 09:01pm
Gianluigi Bonfiglio avatar
Gianluigi Bonfiglio Very strong and impressive !
30 November 2014 at 11:17am
Maria Frodl avatar
Maria Frodl I agree with the previous speakers!
1 December 2014 at 12:38pm
Claude Millau avatar
Claude Millau Very mysterious and impressive
1 December 2014 at 02:53pm
Roland Dumont Girard avatar
Roland Dumont Girard Remarquable !
1 December 2014 at 05:40pm
Yucel Basoglu avatar
Yucel Basoglu Superb!
10 December 2014 at 07:14am
Virgil Mlesnita avatar
Virgil Mlesnita It's been a while since my last visit here. But everything seems more and more powerful and more original. It's a style!
28 January 2015 at 05:15pm
Aleksandar Budjevac avatar
Aleksandar Budjevac Congrats dear Jared!
3 February 2016 at 06:44pm
Maria Frodl avatar
Maria Frodl Congratulations to this unique work, dear Jared! Well deserved!
6 February 2016 at 11:21am
James A Crawford avatar
James A Crawford Congratulations, Jared..!
26 April 2016 at 09:27pm
Suzan Armağan avatar
Suzan Armağan Superb !...Congrats !...
11 September 2016 at 12:44pm
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Isabelle Vive Wow! Wow...
14 April 2017 at 11:47am

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