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In the mid 60’s artist Martha Rosler created a series of photo montages called "Bringing the War Home". Collaging together images of the Vietnam war within photos of domesticity, safely and aesthetic “rightness”, she was attempting to close the distance gap, to bring attention to the atrocities happening in Vietnam as Americans sit on their couches, eating dinner and watching the war unfold from a great distance. She described these montages as “collisions in space”

This work is inspired by those "Collisions in Space." Images of immigrants and refugees collaged with images from the Wall Street Journals Fashion and Culture magazine, a publication far removed from the crisis at hand with its white elite content, viewership and palpable sense of detachment.