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America’s Border Guards Are Watching The Artists

by | 22nd, January 2008

fazel.jpg THE New York Times tells us about Ramak Fazel, an American-Iranian artist living in Italy.

His mission was to photograph each of the nation’s 50 state capitol buildings and dispatch a postcard from each city, using postage stamps from a childhood collection. Each postcard would be mailed to the next state on his journey, where he would pick it up, continuing until he had gone full circle back to Indiana.

But:

But there was a problem. On a flight from Sacramento, Calif., to Honolulu, Mr. Fazel described his project to a fellow passenger. He later discovered that she had reported him as suspicious perhaps to the pilot or the Transportation Security Administration and taken a picture of him as he slept.

Maybe it was because he was vaguely foreign looking, he

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