A photo essay titled "Liberty and Justice (for All): A Global Mosaic" ran in the spring and summer 2012 issue of Alaska Quarterly Review. The collection of images by leading international photojournalists, several with connections to Alaska, honored the contributors' colleagues, Tim Hetherington and Chris Hondros, killed last year while documenting the civil war in Libya.
In the paperback-size literary journal, the photos necessarily ran small. There was a one-time slide show of the collection at the Anchorage Museum and exhibits of the photos themselves have taken place in New York.
This month, Alaskans have the chance to see the photos full-size. They are on display at Alaska Pacific University's galleries in the Carr Gottstein Building and Grant Hall.
Since the photos' publication in the Alaska Quarterly Review, Benjamin Spatz, son of the founding editor and organizer of the photo essay, has been named one of the 99 most influential foreign policy leaders under the age of 33, or the "99 Under 33," by the Diplomatic Courier, a global affairs magazine based in Washington, D.C., and a nonprofit group, Young Professionals in Foreign Policy.
"Liberty and Justice" features 68 images in a range of subject treatments from all around the world. Photographers who submitted work were able to select which of their photos they wanted to include and asked to supply a short essay about the picture and how it addressed the idea presented in the title of the exhibit.
Several pictures in the collection were previously published in the Daily News. In conjunction with the opening of the show at APU, this issue showcases some of the portraits in the show.