Jim Marshall's photograph of Fannie Lee Chaney captures the day she found out her son, James Chaney, and two of his friends died at the hands of the Ku Klux Klan for registering African Americans to vote.
Her expression is an intense combination of sadness and resolve that was critical for me to try to capture artistically. Because her expression is direct but also mysterious, I included supplementary news clippings and FBI materials in the various layers of my work so the viewer could understand the full weight of the scenario. People lost their lives securing voting rights for all during the civil rights movement, and those same essential rights are threatened in today's world.
--Shepard Fairey, April 2016