Sunday, April 4, 2010

Happy Easter!

The poster , Christo Guerrillero, (1969) is an OSPAAAL poster, unusual for its religious iconography. (OSPAAAL was theOrganization of Solidarity with the People of Asia, Africa and Latin America) The poster is a tribute to Camilo Torres, a famous Catholic priest in Colombia, who, believing passionately in justice for the poor and oppressed, left the priesthood to join the National Liberation Army (ELN) in Colombia; he died in battle very shortly after joining the guerrillas. He famously said, “If Christ were alive today, he would be a guerrillero.”

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