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Featured by Wall of the World 5th August, 2011

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There is a wall on the campuses of the Claremont Colleges here in my hometown of Claremont, California that allows students free range to express themselves through graffito. I visit sporadically to see what I can capture before it’s painted over and lost forever.

Apparently, April was the month they celebrated Gay diversity, as there was a part of the wall painted with the word “Gaypril”. I saw this and had to shoot it.

It conveys unity within the Gay community, but I see this as a message that we are ALL family; we’re all in this journey together, and if we were all to take a moment to step back and examine ourselves, we would see that we all have much more in common than we have different. If we could celebrate the differences and LEARN FROM THEM, well then perhaps we wouldn’t have so much strife in the world.

This image is dedicated to all my friends and family – of every race, religion, orientation, etc – around the world

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slight enhancements

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  • Ron Hannah
    Ron Hannahabout 3 years ago

    PS. - Looking at this again, I may go back tomorrow EARLY in the morning to recapture this one without the tree shadow!! Funny how one filters their view of stuff . . .

  • Ryan Davison Crisp
    Ryan Davison C...about 3 years ago

    fantastic! excellent work

  • THANKS, Ryan!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Ted Petrovits
    Ted Petrovitsabout 3 years ago

    nice work and I love that the campus gives the students such privileges and the students don’t abuse it..great idea for campus’ to try elsewhere. great job on the write ups too..

  • Thanks Ted! It’s a fascinating place to see. There ARE incidents of very immature grafitti, but I guess it goes with the territory! I DO plan to reshoot this one at an earlier hour to get it before the shadows mar the image. Of course, there’s a symbolism to the shadows, such as there will always seem to be a shadow over the acceptance of diversity in thie world.

    But that’s kind of an easy out to explain a flawed shot! LOL!!!

    – Ron Hannah

  • Wendy Brusca
    Wendy Bruscaalmost 3 years ago

    Congrats on your feature in Wall of the World, 8/4/11. Well done!

  • Barbara Manis
    Barbara Manisover 2 years ago

    Fantastic, Ron… a big congrats to you!

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