Daily Dose Pick: Mark Laita


Mark Laita juxtaposes photographic portraits of Americans from all walks of life to amusingly challenge the concept of being created equal.

Photographing archetypes across 48 states during an eight-year period, Laita used the same formal techniques to capture all of his subjects. The commercial photographer-turned-fine-artist then paired the images — contrasting Catholic nuns with prostitutes, and a chain gang with a cheerleader squad — to create a 21st-century view of America’s mythical melting pot.

View a gallery of Laita’s culture-clashing images now »

Visit Laita’s gallery page, catch his current LA exhibition, check out his commercial website, and buy Created Equal

, his new Steidl monograph.