Blah Blah Blah America
by Aaron Santos
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Blah Blah Blah America is a selection of work by photographer Aaron Santos that surveys life in America. Aaron says that:
[to explain]...the reasons for the varied styles and subjects and the seemingly disjointedness of it all, I'd like to use a quote by the writer George Saunders, from his book In Persuasion Nation, as follows:
"What America is, to me, is a guy doesn't want to buy, you let him not buy, you respect his not buying. A guy has a crazy notion different from your crazy notion, you pat him on the back and say, Hey pal, nice crazy notion, let's go have a beer. America, to me, should be shouting all the time, a bunch of shouting voices, most of them wrong, some of them nuts, but please, not just one droning glamorous reasonable voice."
For me, that last line is the statement for this work.