What connects all of these projects is the artists’ commitment to explore social history beyond the clichés of class and race. In Wendy Watriss’ Vietnam work, the images emerge from a sense of outrage at the injustice perpetrated on U.S. veterans of the Vietnam War by their own government. In Frederick Baldwin’s Civil Rights work in Georgia and the live of poor whites, the images provide an intimate glimpse of people’s survival in their struggle for dignity and justice.
The photographs shown in Looking at the U.S. reveal the human face of a complex and fascinating history that has particular relevance to the values and political philosophy of the momentous political changes in the U.S.
ISBN: 978 90 5330 673 4
30 x 24 cm
208 pages with approx. 160 photos in b&w