In Trump Country (before)
These portraits didn’t seem quite so important then, before the 2016 USA election. They do now. Many could not believe or would not believe it might happen. These people did.
In his bid for the presidency Donald Trump succeeded in galvanizing and mobilizing a core of dissatisfied, disillusioned, and disenfranchised voters.
I was inspired by the homemade signs appearing Trump’s home state of New York, each uniquely crafted from readily available materials.The messages on the signs seemed incomplete without insight into their origins. I set out to meet, better understand and reveal the people and sentiment behind the signs.