by Gregg Segal on Feb. 26, 2020
We think we know who are political foes and allies are. But do we? How much can we assume about one’s political identity based solely on image? What do our interpretations of hairstyles, clothes, accessories and other visual cues reveal about us? Are our stereotypes valid or do they unfairly color perception?
As you look over these portraits of voters from across the United States, decide for yourself. Can you guess each person’s political identity?
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Gregg Segal studied photography and film at California Institute of the Arts (BFA) dramatic writing at New York University (MFA) and education at The University of Southern California (MA). Segal’s photography has been recognized by American Photography, Communication Arts, PDN, Investigative Reporters and Editors, The New York Press Club, the Society of Publication Designers and the Magnum Photography Awards. He is the recipient of the 2018 Food Sustainability Media Award sponsored by Thomson Reuters and the Barilla Center for Food and Nutrition Foundation. Segal’s portraiture and photo essays have been featured in Time, GEO, Smithsonian, The Independent, Le Monde, Fortune, National Geographic Adventure and Wired, among others. His first monograph Daily Bread will be published by Powerhouse Books in April.