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    This work looks to examine what the suburbs have become today. Once the pristine and ideal living situation, the suburbs have undergone a considerable reconfiguration in recent years.Through the appropriation and reimaging of advertisements for suburban paradises and the resulting housing projects that followed, as well as the use of the long dated photographic process of cyanotype, I aim to deconstruct the widely accepted and heavily consumed “blueprint of suburbia”, that was so successfully sold to the American people.
    The photographs interspersed between the advertisements provide a candid landscape of what suburban living has become today. Since their inception, suburban communities have prided themselves on aspects of conformity. The dream for each and everyone was “a lawn, white picket fence and 2 ½ kids. In my time exploring the suburbs today, I have found that the once steadfast ideal of suburban living is slowly changing. The photographs present aim to challenge and destroy the viewers perceived understanding of suburban conformity. Unlike the ideal suburb, these photographs are a celebration and appreciation of the everyday. The mundane.
    Through the use of antiquated subject matter and photo processes alike, a light is shed on the historic social issues that continue to plague our contemporary society, including: rampant consumerism, gentrification, and the phenomenon of “white flight”.

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