Hue has long been a fan of photographer Alex Bitar, Advertising Design ’92. He shoots for a wide variety of clients, including Aéropostale and Polo Ralph Lauren, but he also takes some amazing pictures on his own.
Bitar took the image at a mixed martial-arts event. (Mixed martial arts is a full-contact combat sport. Considered dangerous by some, it became legal in New York only in 2013.)
In the spring, Artworks ADL, the art exhibition fundraising arm of the Anti-Defamation League, an organization that works to stop the defamation of the Jewish people and advocate for justice and fairness for all, asked Bitar to submit a piece for the show they mounted to mark their 100-year anniversary. The exhibition, entitled, “Imagine a World Without Hate,” appeared in June at the Benrimon Gallery in Chelsea.
Hue is down with this theme, and this photo. We all have interpersonal conflicts; that’s life. It’s hard to remember, sometimes, that the other person is human too. Thanks for reminding us, Mr. Bitar.