Moritz Jekat photography
_A series about the aftermath of the November 9th election in the USA in L.A. in 2016_
↓ US LEGAL
11 09 2016
The real question is - What now?
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11 10 2016
Let me start by saying, that I am a nihilist and a pacifist. But yesterday, I felt I had no other choice than to take to the streets.We all know a Donald Trump. A mysogynist, a racist, a manipulator, a fear mongerer, a rapist, an ab- user, a privileged ignorant. We’ve all been victim to their hands at one point in our lives, and if you haven’t, then consider your self the privileged minority. And if you have experienced this suffrage and can stand to watch idly by, then shame on you. Hold space for your suffering, think of your children; the next generation that will mold our future, and take action. Speak of this atrocity in your homes and schools and workplaces. Do not give in. Now is the time for revolt, whether physically or in spirit, do not accept fear. Do not accept violation. If we do, this is giving ev- ery mysogynist, racist, manipulator, fear mongerer, rapist, abuser, privileged ignorant a pat on the back. It gives them validation. It tells them that they win and we lose. Do not allow fear/disillusionment/denial/
false hope let this happen. Let him know WE WILL NOT STAND FOR THIS.
11 12 2016
Being rounded up
in peaceful protest.
Go on without me
tomorrow if you
don’t hear from me guys!
11 18 2016
Complacency will be the end of democracy! March! Call! Rally! Discuss! Stay angry! Stay Woke!
12 09 2016
Don’t talk to me while I’m listening to my Cranberries CD.
01 19 2017
You know when you’re talking to someone you respect and you notice there’s a booger in their nose and regardless of your respectful opinion of them prior to this booger incident,
now they’re just this dumbass with a booger in their nose.Trump is America’s booger, and we all look like dumbasses.
US LEGAL (U.S. LEGAL)
A personal narrative of a Berlin photographer’s experience of the tumultuous aftermath of the November 8th elections in the Los Angeles area. Included with the unyielding imagery, are the raw and reactionary social media comments and posts that ensued. Moritz Jekat finds himself suddenly immersed in a country filled with denial and frustration, but still manages to capture the beauty in the will to keep going.
A photobook by Moritz Jekat,
text by Maii Ware.