This image is from Celebrate People’s History/Iraq Veterans Against the War: Ten Years of Fighting for Peace and Justice, a portfolio that celebrated IVAW’s first ten years and was produced by Justseeds, IVAW, Booklyn, Repetitive Press, and the Civilian Soldier Alliance.
(IVAW is now known as About Face: Veterans Against the War)
Edgar Gonzalez-Baeza is a U.S. Army veteran who served in Iraq, member of Iraq Veterans Against the War, organizer with the Vet Art Project, artist, art teacher, and activist living and working in the Chicagoland area.
A montage of repeated Capitol buildings in blue serves as the background. In the foreground, figures of young people in black and white cut out photographs smile and call out to each other. Text makes a circle at the center, stating: “…To all the veterans and service members who are against these wars. You are not alone.” In the center, the symbol of the Fallen Soldier, or Battlefield Cross, is featured. It is a vertical rifle stuck into the ground with a helmet hung on top. It is also the logo for the Vietnam Veterans Against the War.