Garcia v Fairey

I'm feeling let down not just because Fairey failed to credit the original creator, photographer Mannie Garcia but he had to have his posterior pulled up in a legal wranglings to get to the bottom of it (pardon the pun). The picture of President Obama, the original photograph that inspired Shepherd Fairey's iconic Hope & Progress tee-shirts, posters and all the other Obamabilia that spawned of it belongs to Mannie Garcia of the Associated Press. For the record I'm gutted, I did get a little bit hyped, boarding on fanatical about these images. Ethics and morals please..!

1 comment:

Marteen Hanson said...

Hey Leigh,

Thanks for the update. Check out Shepherd Fairey's Website for his Take on the matter, Makes for an interesting read.