Monday, March 31, 2008


Photo Essay by Brian Ulrich. "American Happiness and the Need to Consume"

The photos on these pages are selected from photographer Brian Ulrich's Copia project, which began after 9/11. "In 2001, citizens were encouraged to take to the malls to boost the U.S. economy through shopping," he says, "thereby equating consumerism with patriotism. The Copia project, a direct response to that advice, is a long-term photographic examination of the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live."

Mother Jones picks a few they dug. I thought the photos were awesome. If you have about 4 minutes to waste then waste it on this.

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