Thursday, March 3, 2011

Hillbilly Heroin, Honey: Hannah Modigh

wow, i am on the fence is a bit about the work, please check out her website and comment:

This project is not without its flaws. Modigh has stated that this idea came from an interest in photographing poor white people, but in a press release Modigh (or her gallery) made the poor choice of referring to her subjects as "white trash." While this cannot fairly be construed as an insult, it does point to a misunderstanding of this American pejorative if not also her subjects place in American culture. The title Hillbilly Heroin, Honey, a reference to Oxycodone, is another peculiar aspect.

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