Red State
Red State

1357 miles from DC.

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 In November 2008 power in American politics swung from the Republicans to the Democrats with the historic election of Barack Obama. A look at the changing political map of the US showed a shift towards the Democrats for some traditionally right leaning States. However a close look revealed that certain counties in some States remained as commited as ever to their Republican roots.  With a vote of ninety per cent in favour of the incumbent Bush government, these counties, north of Amarillo, Texas, were truly the Red States.  I travelled to these most republican of places the week of the presidential inauguration in January 2009 and made this series of portraits at this important time of change.

In November 2008 power in American politics swung from the Republicans to the Democrats with the historic election of Barack Obama. A look at the changing political map of the US showed a shift towards the Democrats for some traditionally right leaning States. However a close look revealed that certain counties in some States remained as commited as ever to their Republican roots.

With a vote of ninety per cent in favour of the incumbent Bush government, these counties, north of Amarillo, Texas, were truly the Red States.

I travelled to these most republican of places the week of the presidential inauguration in January 2009 and made this series of portraits at this important time of change.