The State of America

PrizeShortlist in Photography, Finalists in Photography, New Talent of The Year in Photography
ArtistTodd Bradley
CategoryStudent

The State of America The American dream as we once knew it is dead. Besides the constant threat of war from North Korea, the US is still racially divided 53 years after the Civil Rights Act was passed. There is a major culture shift happening in our nation with women and men exposing sexual misconduct in the workforce. The Education system is flawed in that students are taught solely how to fit into corporate America as cogs in the machine. Americans are not learning about their rights as citizens. Just as facts are dismissed as fake news and have herded the people of America into a dumbing down of our society. These things and others have caused our role as a super power within the world to change.

Bio
Todd Bradley (1970, Detroit, USA) has lived in San Diego for over 30 years; 20 of those with Walter, Todd’s husband, and their 2 Rat Terriers; Gus and Hank. Self-taught with occasional classes and workshops; he draws inspiration from photographers Lori Nix and David Levinthal. As an artist, Todd uses different mediums and styles to express his views. Todd’s work focuses on decay, whether it is organic, structures, or our society. Todd believes the current state of photography is mirroring the early 1900’s when Kodak introduced the Brownie camera to the masses. Today, we have the cell phone.