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4th of July LARP

2022-05-29 17:47:24.135506+02 by Dan Lyke 1 comments

When I first saw this photo set, it was presented as "Poles LARPing as Ohioans", and I thought I might troll my various Ohio friends and relatives with it. But then I saw the original photo set on Facebook, and as I use Google Translate to dig through the original group, https://www.facebook.com/4thofJulyLarp/, I'm not seeing a lot of mention of Ohio, just "America".

Which makes this an even more interesting photo essay for self-reflection, how Poles cosplay USAnians, how the world sees us, and use that to inform how we see ourselves. The more I look at this, the more it's gone from a "haha" laughing reaction emoji to something deeper.

Especially since the cosplayers didn't have a lot of people of color in their cast, and as I go through the pictures I'm thinking a lot about how that lack of representation reflects in my own expectations for the images...

Facebook: 4th of July Larp's albums — 4th of July #2, 6-8.05.2022, photo: Rekografia

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#Comment Re: 4th of July LARP made: 2022-05-30 01:26:45.581027+02 by: TheSHAD0W


Someone needs to tell her they found her city.

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