Mark Laita is a photographer whose recent, “Created Equal” project shows stark differences across different people. The country is comprised of folks from all walks of life and were carefully curated by Mark as he travelled the nation looking for the subjects. “I simply went to all areas of the U.S. and tried to find individuals that represented their region or culture best,” stated Mark when we asked him about the subjects he chose. He has turned the series into a book, which is described as exposing all the truths without the airbrushing.
When asked about the inspiration for the project, Mark stated, “I love characters and different cultures and portraits are such a great way to study people. I guess I was looking to make a photographic, anthromorphological collection of Americans.”
Here are a couple of selections from the project.