Rebecca Todd
Joel Griffith
Elisa Pritzker
Catherine Sebastian
Allison Leach
Jac Lahav
Ken Polinskie
Joel
Griffith
Elisa
Pritzker
CATHERINE
SEBASTIAN
Allison
Leach
Jac
Lahav
Ken
Polinskie
Becky
Todd
Photographer Allison Leach has turned a post-post modern eye on the Edwardian explorers and ethno-graphers who ventured into the unknown in a psuedo-scientific search for "lesser" or "primitive" civilizations and cultures—all ultimately in the service of imperialism, expansion of markets, and plundering of natural resources.

Leach asks what these "misfit explorers" would look like to the "natives" whom they were so carefully cataloging. The answer is ridiculous and in these highly stylized images, she makes a biting and prescient comment about our own blunders and disastrous forays into other nations and cultures in the name of democracy.

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Allison Leach Chronogram on the Cover Film, July 2011
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