Detroit-born Photographer Mark Laita explores social and cultural clashes between different social...
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
Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers
Marine / War Veteran
Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004
CEO / Messenger, 2006 / 2005
College Graduate / High School Dropout
Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple
Showgirl / Librarian
Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 2006
Ballerina / Trucker
Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers
Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan
Fitness Model / Heart Surgery Patient
French Chef / Short Order Cook
Astronaut / Alien Abductee
Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer
Gang Member / Mafioso
Lingerie Model / Woman in Girdle
Cowboy / Indian
Female Body Builder / Drag Queen
Catholic Nuns / Prostitutes