Amerika

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trailhead swimming hole, 2017

This body of work evolved from a curiosity about the contradictory and often hypocritical nature of this American experiment. As an activist and a student of history I find it hard to reconcile America’s apparent racism, sexism, violence, and overall bent toward self destruction on a societal level, with the largely generous, humorous and humane Americans I meet on an individual level. In this series I mine what Hannah Arendt called “the banality of evil” –that schism that allows good people to accept and contribute to unspeakable acts of societal and political violence. In these images, there is horror and deep sadness as well as humor and transcendence.

the great society, america, 2017

the great society, america, 2017

the new american midway, 2017

the new american midway, 2017

Out-of-step, 2018

Out-of-step, 2018

the breaking of greatness, 2017

the breaking of greatness, 2017

storm front sandy, 2018

storm front sandy, 2018

southern culture crash, 2017

southern culture crash, 2017

america, wrong side of history, 2017

america, wrong side of history, 2017

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riding with nationalists no 2, 2017

Lost cause circus, 2017

Lost cause circus, 2017

Draconian childs play, 2019

Draconian childs play, 2019

Nationalist National Parks, 2016

Nationalist National Parks, 2016

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Missing Email Bunny, 2018

Seth Rich pizzagate, 2017

Seth Rich pizzagate, 2017

new media, 2016

new media, 2016

american surreal, joy, 2016

american surreal, joy, 2016

MAGA No. 1, 2018

MAGA No. 1, 2018

MAGA No. 2, 2018

MAGA No. 2, 2018

jewish gun nut, 2015

jewish gun nut, 2015

LA skyline, 2019

LA skyline, 2019

homeroom pride, 2016

homeroom pride, 2016

global art economy, 2017

global art economy, 2017

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Justice by cop car, 2018

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american history x, 2017

colliding american stories, 2017

colliding american stories, 2017

cop cam no. 1, 2016

cop cam no. 1, 2016

Philando Castile, 2017

Philando Castile, 2017

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capitalism, 2017

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american neighbors, 2016

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Antifa Denmark 1945, Danish freedom fighters, Great Uncle, 2021