|Title||Assume the Position|
|Artist / Creator||Ginger Burrell|
|Press Name||Midnight Moon Press|
|Artist's Nationality||United States|
|Place of Publication||Morgan Hill, CA|
|Process / Technique||Archival inkjet printing|
|Structure / Binding||Layered accordion with separate hard covers|
|Paper Stock||Rives BFK|
|Number of Pages||20 pages|
|Dimensions (WxHxD)||3.75 x 6.75 x .75 inches. Extends out to 36 inches|
|Edition Size||Edition of 25|
|Signed & Numbered||Yes|
I walked into a full body scanner at airport security and was asked to stand with my feet apart and my arms held up. At that point I realized that we've become both victims and assumed criminals in choosing to travel by air. We are holding not only the position that a robber would demand, "put 'em up," but also the position of body searches commanded by the police, "put your hands above your head and spread 'em." To capture these feelings I photographed people with their hands up from behind and then used digital manipulation to alter the images to evoke the x-rays to which we are now subjected. Finally, I added text with sayings that a TSA agent, a police officer and a criminal might say to any of us.
Artist BioGinger Burrell is an artist and teacher. She often collaborates with her husband, Greg, who is adept at u-turns because there is something that "really needs photographed." She has her BFA in Photography from San Jose State University's school of Art and Design. Ginger teaches book arts at the Palo Alto Art Center and in her home studio in Morgan Hill, California. Ginger's primary medium is artist's books. Her work includes digital, film and alternate process photography, monotype, and composite imagery. Her artists' books explore a range of topics from the personal, to the political, to the universal. Ginger has exhibited nationally and internationally. Her artists' books are held in private and public collections.