Monday, February 25, 2008

Redneck Chic

It's like a series of post Diane Arbus studies.
In its latest issue, art ltd. reviews the collective work of photographers Mark Barnes, Jesse Burke, Steve Davis and Glenn Rudolph, all "chronicling how working-class Americans of European extraction, with their mainstream, white-bread lifestyles, have become marginalized through economic devastation, outsourcing of industrial manufacturing jobs, and shifting population patterns." Check the individual artists' websites for a trip into redneck America and that pandemic of the Western world: social dislocation. A powerful collective témoignage.
photo Jesse Burke via Google Images