Pandemic: the unmasking of America

A photo-documentary by Craig Gordon

America is not only the birthplace of the blues, for most, America is the blues.

Reviews for the first edition:

“The blues is the naked cry of the human heart longing to be in union with God. With this work, Craig Gordon gives that cry a face.”
–Dion DiMucci, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer

“That Craig Gordon finds so much beauty and strength in America during this devastating viral pandemic is reason enough to hope that some good will come out of it.”
–Marion Nestle, professor emerita, New York University, and author of Food Politics

“The failed state was fully revealed in 2020 as the nation experienced a pandemic, economic collapse, and mass protest. Craig Gordon beautifully captures the contradictions that came to life in a tumultuous year.”
–Margaret Kimberley, author, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

A glimpse inside the book…

When I was three years old President John F. Kennedy was assassinated. A few years later we violently lost Martin Luther King and Robert Kennedy, as the Vietnam War unfolded live every night on the evening news. When I was fourteen I witnessed Richard Nixon resign the presidency. As his copter took flight from the White House, I watched from Lafayette Park across the street. In 1980, a former movie actor named Ronald Reagan was elected president in a landslide. He set in motion a free-market, free trade, deregulatory, low tax, deficit-centric, small government ideology which has accelerated under both parties for the past forty years, the winnings going to the super rich.