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The Republicans

Somehow, Steve Simon was able to create photographs of the event that stand apart from all others--stunning, unique, intelligent and thought-provoking images which help us to consider the very health of our democracy".

“Steve Simon set to work to capture, in stark, disturbing and yet often ruefully funny black and white photographs, images of that summer's Republican Convention. The book is a terrifying tour de force: half circus, half Armageddon. It's tempting to think of Republicans as inevitably easy to caricature, but there are shots here of a tumult of true believers all tinctured to death with memories -- of 9/11, of Iraq, abortion phobia and of God's once being on their side -- that make your blood run cold.”