When you go through this powerful pictures series ‘Created Equal ‘ by Mark Laita, you must think on some basic questions about human society and differences existing among it. Circumstances or people choices have created so many differences whether it comes to religion, philosophy, belonging to a certain group, profession etc. But if you look beneath all that, what you can actually see is that we are all created equal as the name of the photo series claims.
“In America, the chasm between rich and poor is growing, the clash between conservatives and liberals is strengthening, and even good and evil seem more polarized than ever before.
At the heart of this collection of diptychs is my desire to remind us that we were all equal, until our environment, circumstance or fate molded and weathered us into whom we have become,” says Laita.
Take a good look of these powerful photographies and think about what might cause this differences if we are all created the same.
The entire Created Equal series in a form of a book is available on Amazon.
The Company President & Janitor
The Polygamist & The Pimp
A Motor Cycle Gang & Alter Boys
The Mariachi’s & Elvis Impersonators
The Baptist Church Goer & White Supremacist
The Homeless Man & The Real Estate Developer
A Gang Member & The Mafioso
A Fur Trapper & Lady With Dog
French Chef & Short Order Cook
A US Marine & War Veteran
A Baptist Minister & Ku-Klux-Klan Members