This week’s showcased project is a photo essay, E Pluribus Unum. With this project, photographer Craig Semetko is making a chronicle of American history (from Independence Day, 2011, until Inauguration Day, 2013). Photography has long been used to record predefined moments of history. The return of troops from war, or election day results as seen through people’s faces and actions. Semetko’s project goes one step further and assigns the “moment” to a span of nearly eighteen months.
In E Pluribus Unum, Semetko aims to record American qualities by photographing Americans from every corner of the nation. Beginning with pictures taken in Independence, California, the artist is traveling the country on an undetermined trajectory but one which has the nation’s capital, Washington, D.C., as its terminus. Along the way, Semetko will capture the essence of what it means to be American as seen through the lives of the people and places he photographs.
This project may seem slightly removed from the world of Steampunk. And yet, demographics aside, are we not all members of this fantastic community?
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