Monday, March 28, 2011

Nathaniel Fink [148]

Nathaniel Fink
Boston, MA, USA

Subverted meanings on Magazine St, New Orleans

The images I am submitting were taken last year in New Orleans while I was walking down Magazine Street one afternoon and encountered as posted sign about raising awareness about gun violence in the city nearby a sign in a Quizno's window advertising "toasty bullet" sandwiches. Another empty storefront had a sign reading " FOR LEASE UPSCALE RETAIL WILL SUBDIVIDE" that was divided by a beam down the middle that seemed to pervert its meaning. The signs seemed evocative for their messages, their juxtapositions to one another, and their context within a city rapidly gentrifying while large numbers of residents are stuck in a cycle of poverty and violence.

1 comment:

  1. My apologies to Nathaniel, I tried to put the last two images side by side but unfortunately they didn't appear as intended. Suffice it to say that the last two images are in fact "one sign"

    - jw