Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions.People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president and a janitor etc. It took almost 8 years for Mark Laita to complete the project.(Click the photos to see the captions)1. Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers2. Marine / War Veteran3. Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 20044. College Graduate / High School Dropout5. Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple6. Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 20067. Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan8. Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes9. Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer10. Gang Member / Mafioso
Young croc whiling away the day… | My Tho, Vietnam
This American Life 500th!
I drew some frogies for This American Life 500th Eps! Happy Birthday TAI!I was super psyched to be contributing to the celebration as I absolutely love the program. I can’t remember how many nights it has accompanied me when I had to burn the mid-night oil. I also love how the stories transcend me to worlds beyond my tiny studio and the little NY bubble I live in, which is the idea behind this piece.
Many thanks to Seth for having me on board!
Check out the other illustrations here - http://www.thisamericanlife.org/blog/2013/07/500th-episode-illustrations