"Embracing Peace" by Seward Johnson
This sculpture depicts one of the most famous and iconic moments in the history of the United States, reflecting the joy of the American people upon learning World War II had ended.
It is inspired by "V-J Day" by photographer Alfred Eisenstaedt, who has captured the spontaneous celebration of a U.S. Navy Sailor, grabbing and kissing a woman in a white dress in New York City's Times Square in August 1945.
As I shared this shot in just a few minutes, some users on here have given me a perspective to think deeper about. Some perceive this moment as Sexual Harassment, which could be true if you look deeper into the original photo. A blogger from Feministing.com argues that this moment is far from a loving couple; they were perfect strangers. Apparently George (the Sailor) was drunk, and that Greta (the lady) had no idea of his presence, until she was in his arms with lips on hers.
What do you think?
I have preferred capturing this sculpture's photo in long exposure since there was an influx of tourists having their photos endlessly taken with it.
I’d like to note that Sexual Harassment is a serious offense and should be weighed in on more! / #discoveraround