City upon a hill

PhotographerCédric von Niederhäusern
Prize2nd Place in Editorial / Political
City/CountryNew York, United States
Photo Date2016
Technical InfoDigital
Entry Description

Covering places as diverse as Amarillo, TX, New Hampshire, the U.S.-Mexico border and the streets of New York, City on a Hill is an outsider's perspective of the election year 2016 in the United States. It is a dissection of the concept of politics into its component pieces - power, media, theater and tragedy. City on a Hill is an observation on how a divided nation is searching for its leader, while the hack and slash of the candidates consume the political discourse and the more systemic issues that underpin the political landscape get pushed aside.