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“Meditations on America” by Photographer Nasrah Omar

A collection of images taken while driving cross-country from LA to NYC by photographer Nasrah Omar. Inspired by Jean Baudrillard’s America and his notion of driving as a form of amnesia — an act of both discovery and obliteration — “Meditations on America” reflects Omar’s own ruminations on the idea of an America of our imaginations:

“There’s an inherent interplay of fact and fiction while alluding to hyperreal cinematic nostalgia of an imagined America. The narratives interlace consumption, car culture, surveillance and excess — showcasing tokens of cultural hegemony that have become synonymous with America. Photography in its nature is inherently simulacra, the landscapes, portraits and still lives examine a poetic narrative of an aestheticized and anesthetized America in the era of late Capitalism.”

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