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AMERICA FI(R)ST

L’America di Trump | Trump’s America

Info
  • Authors Renata Busettini, Max Ferrero
  • Contributors Alan Friedman
  • Size 24x30 cm
  • Binding Paperback
  • Pages 128
  • Illustrations 96
  • Language English and Italian
  • Year 2020
  • ISBN 9788842225263
  • Price € 20,00
Synopsis

A photographic Spoon River Anthology of America today

"Donald Trump is America’s shared and collective trauma, a national nightmare, a horrible authoritarian, a dictatorial opponent of liberal democracy, a would-be American Mussolini. His regime in Washington, between January 2017 and January 2021, although just four years long, will leave lasting scars on the fabric of American society, on our democratic institutions and norms and values, on the court system, on race relations, on civil rights. It will be take at least one or two generations to repair some of the damage that Trump has done to America.

[...] Trump has unleashed all our demons, all the bad instincts, all the hate, all the anger. Trump is a cancer on the surface of America, a clear and present danger to our national security, a threat to our democratic institutions, a corrupt, ignorant and malicious adventurer.

This is the background that explains why I am so enthusiastic about this book of photography. I think it is the perfect visual illustration of Trump’s America, so well executed that it is almost harrowing. The ability to capture the soul of a nation, in photography, has always fascinated me as an idea. Renata Busettini and Max Ferrero have done it. They went there. They went all the way."
Alan Friedman

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