American Mirror is photographer Philip Montgomery’s dramatic chronicle of the United States at a time of profound change. Through his intimate and powerful reporting and a signature black-and-white style, Montgomery reveals the fault lines in American society, from police violence and the opioid addiction crisis to the COVID-19 pandemic and the demonstrations in support of Black lives. Yet in his unflinching images, we also see moments of grace and sacrifice, glimmers of solidarity and tireless advocates for democracy. Like Dorothea Lange and Walker Evans before him, Montgomery has made an unforgettable testament of a nation at a crossroads.
Text by Patrick Radden Keefe and Jelani Cobb.
Specifications: Aperture ・ 2021 ・ Hardcover ・ 25 x 32,5 cm. / 160 pages ・ English ・ 9781597115186