"This Fist" is a monument to boxer Joe Louis in downtown Detroit. Most don't know the meaning behind the sculpture, and many think it to be belligerent and "in your face." In fact, it represents the power of Joe Louis's punch both inside and outside the ring. Because of his efforts to fight Jim Crow laws, the fist was symbolically aimed toward racial injustice.
I took this photograph early on an autumn Sunday morning in 2015. As the sun was rising, the city was slowly coming to life with people walking and jogging along the streets.
This Limited Edition image was taken in Michigan by a Michigan photographer (me!), and was printed and framed in Michigan making it a 100% American made product! It is printed on metallic photo paper to give it a subtle dimensional glow, mounted on a MDF stand-out frame which "floats" 1 inch away from the wall, and coated with a UV resistant spray so that it may be cleaned with a damp cloth.
Metallic Photographic Paper, MDF