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No 1 (2018): Abolishing Carceral Society, 123

Opiate of the Masses

  • Dan Tague
December 1, 2018


The many nuances associated with the dollar bill serve as an unre- lenting source of inspiration for me as I fold the monetary engravings obsessively to reveal messages. These manipulated promissory notes take on new meanings as the messages are realized in the ready-made light of the U.S. currency. At the very core of this fiscal narrative is the tug-of-war between politics and the pursuit of happiness. This photo series offers a moment of reflection to further consider the good, bad, and the ugly in these portraits of a monetary centric world.