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Marc Chagall Stained Glass, UN Building, New York city. by Maggie Hegarty

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Pentax P30N SLR camera, Fujichrome 35mm film

Following Dag Hammarskjöld’s death, the Staff of the United Nations set up a Committee and a Foundation to provide a “living memorial” to the late Secretary-General. The headquarters of the Foundation was established in Stockholm.

The Committee invited artist Marc Chagall to contribute a piece of his work to the memory of Dag Hammarskjöld and to all those who had lost their lives in the cause of peace. It was decided that the monument would be a free-standing piece of stained glass.

The memorial, which is about 15 feet wide and 12 feet high, contains several symbols of peace and love, such as the young child in the center being kissed by an angelic face which emerges from a mass of flowers. On the left, below and above, motherhood and the people who are struggling for peace are depicted.

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memorial, united nations, stained glass, marc chagall

I always wanted to be an architect, but instead did several art degrees, taught in schools and universities around the world and retired a few years ago from the University of Melbourne where I was Head of Photography. My photographs are of things that interest me. My real love was medium format, black and white photography, but I have come to love my digital camera and the power of colour.

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  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersabout 1 year ago

    Wow! What a scene Maggie. And by Chagall. Thanks for sharing this. Fujichrome was the perfect choice to record it on, too.
    Best,
    Brett
    :)

  • Thanks Brett! Where did you find it? It’s a very early image in my portfolio and has started selling well as a card recently.

    – Maggie Hegarty

  • Brett Rogers
    Brett Rogersabout 1 year ago

    Well, I think you might have submitted it to the film group again, because it came up as I was moderating images for that. But I’m glad you did. :)
    Cheers,
    Brett

  • Georgia Mizuleva
    Georgia Mizuleva4 months ago

    Fabulous image.

  • Thank you very much Georgia!

    – Maggie Hegarty

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