As Breaking Bad fans become increasingly transfixed by imagery of the American West, Bryan Schutmaat’s haunting photographs of Western mountain men reveal an even darker landscape, without at meth-camper in sight.
In 1985, I proposed that the Detroit Free Press send me to South Africa to attempt to photograph everyday life under apartheid. I was convinced that the reality, the indignities, and the ambiguities of daily existence in South Africa also spoke to the tragedies of segregation and prejudice in my own country.
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