August 20, 2018
Image © Andrea Bruce/CatchLight/NOOR Images
Warner Robins is one of the top communities in the U.S. where people don't vote. The city is divided by a six-lane highway, people living in wealth on the south side, people living in poverty on the north side. With a church on every corner. When people talk about democracy, they often mention the importance of elections and voting. What does that mean in a country where the majority of its citizens don't vote? A part of the Our Democracy project, which combines photography, education and community engagement, Andrea follows Alexis de Tocqueville’s mid-1800s route in communities across the United States, asking the question, "What does democracy look like today?"
“My hope is to push people beyond the rhetoric they hear everyday and to ask themselves what democracy means to them and their community on a deeper level.”
Andrea Bruce is an award winning documentary photographer whose work focuses on people living in the aftermath of war. She concentrates on the social issues that are sometimes ignored and often ignited in war's wake. Her clients include National Geographic and The New York Times as well as many publications around the globe. Andrea was a 2016 Nieman Fellow at Harvard University where she studied political theory and democracy. She is a 2018 recipient of the CatchLight Fellowship for her project studying democracy in the United States.
Photos are museum quality, archival prints — printed by Digital Silver Imaging on Canson® Infinity Platine Fibre Rag Satin paper. Photographs will be shipped within four weeks of purchase, along with certificates of authentication from Digital SIlver Imaging and Canson Infinity.
All Democracy in Focus Prints come with a choice of framing options. These contemporary black wood frames feature archival 4ply window mat and glazed with conservation UV acrylic. Please allow an extra 2 weeks for framing your orders.
Proceeds from the sale will be split evenly between contributing artists and CatchLight’s programs to support visual storytelling.