Created Equal: A Stunning Photo Series Exploring Cultural Difference in America

Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social backgrounds by juxtaposing people of United States in his stunning series “Created Equal”. By contrasting social inequality, Laita invited the viewers to think about how and why they took these different directions.

People born equal but turned out totally different in real life. Mark Laita in his photo series compare different people from all walks of life such as a bank robber and a policeman, a high school dropout and a college graduate, a company president  and a janitor etc. It took almost 8 years for Mark Laita to complete the project.

Company President / Janitor

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Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers

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Marine / War Veteran

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Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004

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 CEO / Messenger, 2006 / 2005

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 College Graduate / High School Dropout

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 Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple

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Showgirl / Librarian

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Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 2006

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 Ballerina / Trucker

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Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers

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Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan

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Fitness Model / Heart Surgery Patient

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 French Chef / Short Order Cook

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Astronaut / Alien Abductee

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 Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer

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 Gang Member / Mafioso

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Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle

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Cowboy / Indian

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 Female Body Builder / Drag Queen

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Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes

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