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United States of Alternatives

Portrait Photography Exhibition

Created as a reaction to the seismic changes in the political landscape and offers alternative insights into what the United States of America stands for today. The United States of Alternatives is derived from three projects: NYChildren, To Live 10,000 Years, and 1 to Infinity.

NYChildren

Photograph one child from every country on earth, each living in New York City. This project started as a response to anti-foreign sentiments after the 9/11 attacks. “The children’s portraits are our dreams and the realization that among our world’s cultures they represent our collective hopes for a good life and a safe place to grow up.” – Frances Levine, President, Missouri History Museum

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Mali

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Iraq

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Fiji

 

To Live 10,000 Years

A project on the other side of the age spectrum, photograph two people (one woman and one man) in each of the 50 United States, where all 100 need to be at least 100 years old. The story of the United States is told through the people who have lived the longest. These elders are messengers who came of age during the Great Depression and World War Two.

Edith-California-centenarian

102 California

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101 Arkansas

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102 Arkansas

 

1 to Infinity

Photograph one girl or woman every age starting with a one year old and going all the way up to infinity. Intended to match the infinite possibilities anticipated with the election of the first female President of the United States. Nevertheless, 1 to Infinity persists and draws inspiration from the creativity and activism of girls and women everywhere.

1 to Infinity

1 to Infinity

1 to Infinity

 

What to do?

In this moment of political outrage and confusion we must seek new connections outside our own communities. “Danny Goldfield’s projects are subversive actions against social regressiveness by quietly focusing upon individuals, which short-circuits stereotypes.” – Sean Mooney, Curator, The Menil Collection

 

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Trinidad-Tobago

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100 Louisiana

1 to Infinity by Danny Goldfield

 

United States of Alternatives

“From Goldfield’s many images, a single, rich, complex and beautiful portrait emerges” – LIFE Magazine

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Ireland

jack-maryland-centenarian

100 Maryland

1 to Infinity

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