New York City, New York
Photo courtesy of Mark Hedengren
While walking along the hectic streets of New York City, professional photographer Mark Hedengren stumbled across a striking chalk art drawing he instantly recognized: the plan of salvation.
Though standing outside a busy subway station, Hedengren stopped for a moment as he allowed the significance of this image that captures so much of our beliefs to set in. “I don’t remember where I was traveling to at the time, but I remember the image made such an impression that I had to go back to my apartment and get my camera,” he says.
Though he doesn’t know the author of the work or even the exact day or place he discovered it, Hedengren still recalls the impact such a simple image can have. “[Chalk art] is such an interesting art form because it’s only around for a brief moment, but it creates a unique way to express yourself and your beliefs,” he says.