New Portraits in a Special Series…

“Hope will never be silent.”

– Harvey Milk

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I am working on a long-term portrait project with a private collector. The series highlights humanitarians who risked their lives for their cause. (Many ended up being martyred for them, like the latest portraits in this post.) The portraits are in black and white, with a small area of red to signify their sacrifice.
The latest duo of portraits feature Harvey Milk, the progressive openly gay politician, who was murdered by a conservative political colleague, and Martin Luther King, Jr, whose story every school age kid knows. These two portraiture subjects stood for sexual and racial equality in the ’60’s and ’70’s. It’s alarming how relevant they are in 2017.

mlk portrait watermarked

Published by Kirsten Ashley

Artist at Ugly Stepsister, library advocate, bookworm, feminist, and alt fashion lover.

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