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What: fear

Hooded Face, Seville, Spain, 2008

The Absence of Strong Women #
Frankenstein: The 1818 Text

From Charlotte Gordon’s introduction to Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein: The 1818 Text:

…Ultimately, the absence of strong women holds the key to Frankenstein’s main themes. When women are not allowed to have a voice, or to play important roles in society, Mary implies, loss ensues. Unchecked male ambition will lead to destruction, injustice, and devastation.

Frankenstein is the story of one man’s obsession with the creation of life, and his subsequent abandonment of his creation. It is a study of guilt and innocence, creativity and destruction. But it is also a cautionary tale. By fearing the stranger, by abusing the vulnerable and the outcast, society creates its own monsters.


42nd Street Station, New York City, November 2016

West Street by World Trade Center, New York City, September 2015

Amsterdam Avenue Near 116th Street, New York City, August 2015

Charging Bull, Broadway and Morris Street, New York City, March 2016

Grand Army Plaza, New York City, June 2015

Contemporary outsiders.

Calle Antonio el Balarin, Seville, Spain, May 2014

Circo Massimo, Rome, Italy, January 2014

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Policlinico Militare Parking Area, Piazza Celimontana, Rome, Italy, July 2010

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Wedding Party, Malta, October 2010

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Tham Morakot, Kho Muk, Andaman Sea, March 2010

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Watching Scene by Colosseum, Rome, Italy, July 2010