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December 19th, 2011

Ben

Zuckerberg. Bush. Putin. Obama. The list of the Time Magazine person of the year is expected, weighty, stodgy. Occasionally someone / something unexpected wins it, like the computer (1982) or the Endangered Earth (1988). But it’s usually pretty same old same old.

cover image of protester by Shepard Fairey

This year the gallery of old white men, who often look deep in thought only about where to hang their award, are rudely interrupted by The Protester. Anonymous. Full of purpose. Seeking change, not fame.

Shepherd ‘s image feels perfect too: a composite made from 26 images of protesters from around the world.

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