I chose this photo because it represents cultural appropriation. A few years ago, I watched a documentary about a graffiti artist Mr. Brainwash. This was one of his pieces. His pieces were all famous images and people modified. This one is of Elvis, one of the most famous musicians ever. Normally, in this photo he holds a guitar. In Mr. Brainwash’s image, he took away the guitar and placed a gun. The gun is the only think in the image with color, which helps it stand out. This makes the viewer attracted to it and notice right away that the guitar is replaced. In today’s time, the world is a much more violent place than it was when Elvis was alive. In a way, this photo represents how America has changed since Elvis’s time. Another unique take on this is that Elvis was in the army, so it represents a side of Elvis that is not well known. The fact that this is created by an artist who became famous due to his graffiti shows how this is a huge part of out visual culture. Graffiti has become apart of what we see frequently. You can’t go into a city without seeing tons of paintings on buildings. Mr. Brainwash has many examples of cultural appropriation with one of his most famous being the Campbell’s soup can being turned into a spray can.