Mark Laita - Created Equal

Mark Laita – Created Equal

“In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before. At the heart of this collection of diptychs is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstances, or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become.”

Laita1Bullrider/Rock Musician, 2006/2007

Laita2Baptist Minister/Ku Klux Klan, 2002/2002

Laita3Homeless Man/Real Estate Developer, 2002/2005

“I photograph what I love about my country, which is the American. By that I mean the individual who is shaped from more than 200 years of liberty and independence mixed with all the successes and failures that America has experienced in its short life. So here is a collection of these creatures. Tragic and wonderful, great and ordinary, they stand proud and ready for scrutiny.”

Laita4Amish Teenagers/Punk Teenagers, 2004/2004

Laita5Fur Trapper/Woman with Dog, 2003/2004

Laita6Polygamists/Pimp, 2004/2003

The book “Created Equal” is available on Amazon!


via George Nicolae