A Drug Free Land.
Photographs by Thomas Kern.
Editions Patrick Frey, 2010. 84 pp., Color and black & white illustrations throughout, 10½x9".
Thomas Kern lived and worked in America for eight years. He used this time to travel extensively and compile journalistic essays about the country. Kern is a silent observer, and the subject of his work is the unspectacular every day life of the country and its people. The result is a visual commentary on the state of the nations in pictures that appear to be familiar and available for rapid consumption, and yet remain remarkably resistant.