One Shot: The story behind Emma in a Lion Mask

22may4:00 pm4:30 pmOne Shot: The story behind Emma in a Lion MaskLloyd Wolf on how a photo of his daughter became a pop culture icon4:00 pm - 4:30 pm(GMT+00:00)

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Lloyd Wolf on the most famous photo he ever took

Friday, May 22
4:00 p.m. – 4:30 p.m. (ET)

If you’ve seen Homeland, the hit series starring Claire Danes that just wrapped up an 8-season run on Showtime, then you’ve seen Lloyd Wolf’s photo — it’s the mysterious image of a young girl wearing a lion’s mask that appears in the opening title sequence. While the intro has changed over Homeland’s eight seasons, the one constant has been Lloyd’s photo. Fans of the show have debated what the image means in the context of the show. Most assume it is a photo of Dane’s character as a child. Some assume the mask is a reference to Greek mythology; others say it is related to the lead character’s struggle with mental illness. Well, Lloyd finally reveals the back story behind his most famous image and how it ended up being instantly recognizable by millions of people around the world.

About Lloyd

Lloyd Wolf is an award-winning photographer and educator whose work has been in over 150 exhibitions internationally and is collected in numerous museums and private collections. He has done assignments for The Washington Post Magazine, National Geographic Explorer, People, AFl-CIO, and Vogue. He received a National Endowment for the Arts grant in 1980 to document Arlington, VA. Current projects include “Washington’s Other Monuments,” on street shrines to violence victims, “Jerusalem Stories” on the lives of ordinary Jewish and Palestinian citizens of the holy city, “Refugee Stories” for the Ethiopian Community Development Council, and “Ot Azoy” covering klezmer musicians. His five books include “Jewish Mothers: Strength Wisdom Compassion,” “Jewish Fathers: A Legacy of Love,” “Facing the Wall. Americans at the Vietnam Memorial,” “Living Diversity: The Columbia Pike Documentary Project,” and “Transitions.” He has taught at Shepherd College, George Mason University, and to homeless and immigrant youth.

Image © Lloyd Wolf


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