The Right Use of Power was a 16-page booklet that I was asked to write, design and photograph for Bible societies in sub-Saharan Africa. Plagued by military coups and tribal conflicts, this set out what the Bible says about the use and abuse of power. The text was divided into three sections:
- To Those With Authority
- To Those Under Authority
- Our Model of Authority
The cover design uses an African shield for the letter O in front of a spear and a mace, symbols of authority in the wider region.
The interior was printed in two colors, using duotones for all photographic images. I was helped in recruiting models for the interior photos by the wife of the Ambassador of Lesotho in Egypt. I asked for someone to be our stereotypical African ruler, thinking she would recruit someone resembling Nelson Mandela. Instead, she recruited someone more akin to Idi Amin!
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