16 August 2012

FOCUS: "Preppers" by Emil Hartvig

"Emil Hartvig, a documentary/art photographer based in Copenhagen, recently returned from the Midwest where he photographed ‘preppers’ in their homes and surrounds.  Preppers are those who are actively preparing for the end of the world—for society as we know it to collapse. These men, women and children study survival techniques as well as store weapons, ammunition and food in order to ready themselves for the end of modern society. They have varying beliefs on how the world will end including nuclear war, terrorism, natural disasters and/or economic collapse."
in Feature Shot

Theories of conspiracy can be seen as a legacy of the cold war, and these 'preppers' are just what is left of the paranoia that governments used as a major resource to control and repress the people. This body of work looks to me as an european perspective of these tribes of scared libertarians (US meaning). Personally, I get scared with these folks.

Emil's website

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