Posted on 28 5 月, 2013 by A-MO
出生於底特律出生立陶宛成長的攝影師 Mark Laita ，他喜歡探討不同社會背景、成長環境、學校及社會階級所造成的文化差異，他花了8年與模特兒的交流完成，在 2010 年出版了這本《Born Equal》（生來平等）的作品集，探討人生下來平等但不同的成長環境、教育和教養造就出截然不同的人，裡面將充滿對比的角色擺在一起，他們之間卻有某種連結…
Detroit-born photographer Mark Laita questions what it is in life that puts people, who were born equal, to follow completely different paths. His album Created Equal is a a study of social and cultural clashes, as well as the influence of different background, schooling and upbringing. All diptychs in the book compare two people, who have some kind of a connection that ends up being the biggest contrast between them: for example, out-laws are put next to policemen, school drop-outs next to college graduates, and Amish teens are paired with punk teenagers.
Created Equal, Mark’s first non-commercial work, took him 8 years to complete and was published in 2010. “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,” says Mark. Discover what “the American” is to this photographer!