TOKYO-2016 Editorial / Political

Democracy 101

  • Prize
    Silver in Editorial/General News, Silver in Editorial/Political
  • Photographer
    Stephen Spiller

My project addresses the divisive and acrimonious rhetoric displayed this United States presidential election year. The two submitted images recognize manifestations of behavior driving that divisiveness and also present commentary on the reasons for that behavior.

I work and live in Long Island City, NY, USA. My work involves political, and social themes. Self-educated, I combine my work with images recontextualized from other arenas, using text and digital manipulation. I explore racial prejudice, religion, women’s issues, gun violence, etc. I have made work about fashion, prostitution, aging, gender, rape, misogyny, etc. I have exhibited in the U.S. and internationally, e.g. New York, NY; Los Angeles, CA; Miami Beach, FL; Buenos Aires, Argentina; Arles, France; Malaga, Spain; Thessaloniki, Greece; Venice, Italy; Berlin, Germany; Barcelona, Spain; more