Former Marine turned photographer Joel Parés’ series Judging America used real people dressed as stereotypes to remind us to not judge a person based on their tattoos, clothing, ethnicity, profession, or sexual orientation, but on their merits.
From Tree Love
45 C-Prints, 21’’ x 14’’ each, installed in a line
Tree Love explores the love-inspired carvings and historic arborglyphs found along the Brandywine River in Delaware. Commonly considered a whimsical act of love, carving into beech trees in the Brandywine Valley has assumed a level of cultural significance that is hard to imagine. The carvings date back as far as 1903 and until now have gone completely unnoticed. Love, lust, remorse, anger and play fuse with the landscape and become a diary of generations.