Echo of Iraqi Election

Posted by Katherine | November 12, 2008 – 6:08 pm

Nineteen-year-old Ashley Adcox, who counts the Bible and The Bell Jar among her favorite books, voted for the first time last week. She says, of this self-portrait, “I’ve wanted to take this photo on my first election ever since I saw the STUNNING photographic coverage of the first election in Iraq.” (Here’s one of the Iraq photos that inspired her.)

Purple finger
[ashley.adcox / Flickr]

Ashley admits that taking the picture wasn’t quite as easy as she’d anticipated: “I didn’t get the exact shot I wanted- I wasn’t expecting how difficult it would be to do a self portrait when you have ink all over a finger haha!”

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