A Perspective On The Prototypes

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A Perspective On The Prototypes

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Eric Thornton

Homie House Press
beibi boi’s series 2019

Printed in Sussex, UK by PurePrint
January 2019
Concertina / Soft Cover, 8 x 60 in / 20.3 x 152.4 cm
pages 10, 16 photos, color digital

Edition of 400

A Perspective on the Prototypes is a photo essay about the eight prototypes of the proposed US/Mexico border. It is a journey that parallels as a critique on the American government by a white boy with a camera. The identity of the aforementioned is often times problematic yet no one questions the relationships of power exercised by white male photographers and their subjects.

This collaboration was intentional and thoughtful, as we challenged each other to think about the reasons and ways in which his presence in the us/mex border could be perceived. Those questions are addressed by the photographer himself in the personal photo essay that recounts his experience throughout the road trip. The publication is unique in its format as a 8in x 60in hand-folded concertina document, consisting of black and white as well as color images of California and Tijuana, shot on film with longitude and latitude coordinates. We added the coordinates to the images, because in doing so a majority of people will see it as a meaningless number sequence, thus reinforcing our idea of North and South as made up constructs. Since this project has much to do with land as a construct to be debated and owned, we decided to play with this idea in further detail.

Eric Thornton is the third beibi boi in a four part series centering collaborators of male identifying bodies.

*There is no digital download for A Perspective of the Prototypes due to the unique form it is made in. We are sorry for this inconvenience and hope everyone can get a chance to see it in person.

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