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Nicola Okin Frioli – The Other Side of the American Dream

November 17, 2009

© Nicola Okin Frioli

Nicola Okin Frioli is an Italian photojournalist based in Mexico. His series The Other Side of the American Dream depicts people who have been injured and maimed in their attempt to reach the us. It’s a series of expressive portraits against a black background that I feel dignifies the people as well as heightens the attention on their story.

In this photo the plastic chair tells a great deal about the occupant’s circumstances. I confess a certain fascination with these ubiquitous chairs and see them as somehow emblematic of our current age. I’m not the only one. See this post from the New York Times’ Lens Blog, What Has Four Legs and Follows Me?