American History Episodes 1 & 2: Photos by Matt Henry
Staged scenes focusing on American culture during the 60s and 70s.
The works take the form of staged scenes constructed as set-builds in the UK using props sourced from here and the United States. I was drawn to this period in American history during my undergraduate studies in BA (Hons) Politics and again in my MA Photography. Its devout modernism is a particular interest, with utopian political and cultural ideals heralding some of the great liberal successes of our time (the Civil Rights, feminist, anti-war and Free Speech movements). My current long-term project focuses on the American counterculture and social protest in the years 1964-74.