Economy Portraits, a project addressing the affect the downturn of the American economy has had on everyday people, is now a book. You are invited to join me for the launch book signing at the Huntington Beach Art Center in Huntington Beach, California on December 3, 2011 from 1-3 p.m. for a discussion of the project and book signing.
How has the collapse of the economy affected your life? This is the compelling question photographer Gina Genis asks as she photographs 245 individual people. Their answers expose the helplessness and struggle to rise above the Great American Recession. Genis prints and places the portraits together to build an American flag 11′ high by 18 1/2′ long on the gallery wall. This project is a record of the American recession as well as a tribute to human spirit. Economy Portraits was awarded Best Art Show of 2011 by OC Weekly.
You can view a short video of the project in progress on YouTube.
***December 4, 2011 – The signing was a great success. Thanks to all those who came to support me. Below are a few photos of the event.
Full Color on White paper
BISAC: Photography / Photoessays & Documentaries