Mark Peterson
Mark Peterson
Political Theatre
Last Year during the government shut down and the political cliff I started to photograph the events surround this landscape. I went to Tea Party staged rallies on the US Capitol lawn, campaign rallies for candidates opposing the start of the Affordable Care Act, Million Vet Marches to the White House and a Renew America rally where the participates were going to stay in the park across from the White House till President Obama resigned. The first rally I shot was a Tea Party Rally against as they called it ObamaCare. There were the Usual Suspects of Senators and Congressmen who would come out of the Capitol Building and make speeches full of rhetoric and vile about the end of this country because of the Affordable Care Act. When I looked at my photos they didn’t seem to capture the Political Theatre these events were. So I decided to try and make them more like the Theatre of these events and I ran them thru my IPhone processing my DSLR images in several IPhone apps. I want the pictures to have the same look and cartoonish drama that the Politicians are imagining.

Biography
Mark Peterson is a photographer based in New York City. His work is published in New York Times Magazine, New York Magazine, Fortune Magazine, Time Magazine, ESPN the Magazine, Geo Magazine and many other national and international publications. He has received several awards including the Eugene Smith support grant for his work on revolving door alcoholics. He has been in numerous exhibitions and museum shows including his work on Low Riders which was in the show Museums Are Worlds at the Louvre in Paris France in 2012. He is the author of the Powerhouse book Acts Of Charity. He is represented by Redux Pictures.