by Chris Bodenner

A reader writes:

I was a student in NY art school at the time of 9/11, and shared the same disgust over the WTCcard-2p3(rast) copy strange commercialization of the WTC site in the aftermath of the tragedy and based a senior project around those feelings. It was the best way for me to express the complicated feelings I had. I made my own postcards of the vendors at the WTC site and then sell them to the general public amongst all of the other vendors down there, in the same manner in which they sold them, so that the only difference between me and them would be the product. (I donated all of the money gained to the Red Cross.) I got a lot of double-takes at the time, and actually sold a few to people who agreed with the awkwardness of selling something so obviously offensive.

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