Jordan H. Carver

America Recovered


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Collaborative book between photographer Chad Ress, photography historian Miriam Paeslack, and political theorist Bonnie Honig. Ress’s photographs of spaces produced from the 2009 American Recovery and Reinvestment Act are presented along texts contextualizing them within the history of WPA photography, stock imagery, the politics of visibility, and the public’s engagement with public space. My essay asks how citizens and subjects of the state can engage in forms of governance and self representation when the state remains opaque. Published by Actar.

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