Created Equal: A Stunning Photo Series Exploring Cultural Difference in America

Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions.

People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president and a janitor etc. It took almost 8 years for Mark Laita to complete the project.

 French Chef / Short Order Cook

French Chef / Short Order Cook

 Female Body Builder / Drag Queen

Female Body Builder / Drag Queen

Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes

Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes

 CEO / Messenger, 2006 / 2005

CEO / Messenger, 2006 / 2005

Ballerina / Trucker

Ballerina / Trucker

Fitness Model / Heart Surgery Patient

Fitness Model / Heart Surgery Patient

 Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple

Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple

Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 2006

Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 2006

Marine / War Veteran

Marine / War Veteran

Cowboy / Indian

Cowboy / Indian

Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan

Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan

Astronaut / Alien Abductee

Astronaut / Alien Abductee

Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers

Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers

Company President / Janitor

Company President / Janitor

Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers

Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers

 Gang Member / Mafioso

Gang Member / Mafioso

 College Graduate / High School Dropout

College Graduate / High School Dropout

Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle

Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle

Showgirl / Librarian

Showgirl / Librarian

Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004

Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004

Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer

Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer

Image Courtesy © Mark Laita

Via www.thephotomag.com

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