Posted by on Aug 22, 2011 in HDR, Memorials & Monuments | 2 comments

A close-up photo of Dr. Kings Statue at the New Martin Luther King Memorial in Washington DC. The statue is built of 159 giant blocks of granite that were quarried in China and carved by master sculptor Lei Yixin.

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  1. 8-23-2011

    I just want to know what picture is that of MLK. From the pictures I have seen his face was fuller and rounder … NOT TO MENTION KINDER !! This statue has a scowl on his face and looks angry. Doesn’t look like the pictures I have seen of beloved Dr. King.

    • 8-24-2011

      The photo was taken at the New Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial at The National Mall in Washington DC. The statue is built of 159 giant blocks of granite that were quarried in China and carved by master sculptor Lei Yixin.

      From the Washington Post:

      Ed Jackson Jr. and Chinese sculptor Lei Yixin have put an expression on King’s face which, along with the pose, lends the work to interpretation beyond the one they had in mind.

      “We specifically chose an image that, from our point of view, was not stern but a concerned professorial look, a person deep in thought and deeply concerned about the issues of the day,” Jackson said.”

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