Tuesday, November 6, 2012

Inspired Election Edition: Michael Mergen

Today is Election Day (Go Vote!), and Slate's Behold photography blog featured some of these photographs from Michael Mergen's piece called Vote. Mergen, while covering Election Day from 2008-2010, captured these images of unusual polling places  around the U.S. He writes on his site:
"Vote investigates the spaces where the ideals of our political system meet the mundane realities of participatory democracy. The photographs consider the collision of private and public, consumer and citizen, and the incongruity between the functionality of the spaces and that of the voting booths."
These are a few of my favorites:

Precinct 10, Saugus, MA, 2009
Precinct 22020, Corona, CA, 2010
Precinct 9, Shelby Township, MI, 2010
Ward 40, Precinct 32, Philadelphia, PA, 2008

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