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"Don’t shoot, I’m only the fashion model. Wait DO shoot! You’re Ai WeiWei, the famous Chinese artist dissident. Out of jail since June and still under house arrest in Beijing, the artist collaborated (via Skype) with W staff to shoot the five-part series, called “Enforced Disappearance,” at the Riker’s Island jail and in Chinatown in Flushing, Queens. This picture, which is about “the conflicts between individuals and authorities,” also serves as a lesson for women protesting at Occupy Wall Street and its counterparts around the country—if you wear high heels, you can’t run away. "