Lawrence Schiller captures a pivotal historical moment in this photograph: a policeman standing before the press, wiedling the rifle that was used to kill President John F. Kennedy. The way in which the policeman holds the rifle above his head is dynamic, imploring his audience and the viewer to witness the powerful destruction that he wields. This image not only speaks to American history, but also to human ethics and sociology; even 58 years after the fact, there is still no clear answer as to why JFK was assassinated. Many schools of thought are brought in to identify the reasonings behind political assassinations, including apolitical dissonance and mental health instability. In the realm of Humanity, we wish for this piece to inspire a variety of perceptions, including the examination of political figures within the framework of society, the questionable morality of taking a human life, and the consideration of how mental health operates alongside feelings of violence.

Available size options with and without framing are below;

Silver Gelatin Print

  • 16" x 20"
  • 20" x 24"
  • 30" x 40"
  • 40" x 60"

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