Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void
Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void
Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void


This project surveys the American straight white male’s endless pursuit to sustain power and the institutions that enforce their supremacy. The pictures are a compilation of Bush’s own alongside an archive of gold prospectors and propaganda photographers that span from 1920 to the early 1970s. Bridging a century of photographs, this body of work juxtaposes systems that conceal their influence and preserve a violent regime alongside the burden of that heritage.

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Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void

After the first eight years making images while living in progressive city metros, Bush moved to Wyoming, USA, under the Trump presidency.

“For me, living in Wyoming is a source for research into white maleness, entitlement, and control that was on full display during a historic presidency.” Shawn Bush

Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void
Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void
Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog
© Shawn Bush by courtesy of Void
Shawn Bush – Between Gods and Animals - Bildersturm Blog

Book Specs: Between Gods and Animals by Shawn Bush published by Void 2021 | ​112 pages with 71 plates | ​17 x 21 cm | ​Open-spine hardcover | ​Text by Kyle Kusz | ​​First Edition of 1,000 books | ISBN 978-618-5479-15-2.  Available here.

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Lens-based artist Shawn Bush (he/him/his) grew up in Detroit, MI, a city whose civic history and geographic location have profoundly influenced the way he thinks about space within the American sociopolitical landscape. As a result, his work is responsive to over-built systems, failing icons, and collapsing mythologies.

Bush earned an MFA from Rhode Island School of Design and a BA from Columbia College Chicago. He is a 2021 Wyoming Arts Council Fellow, a recipient of the 2017 Lenscratch Student Prize, and the 2016 T.C Colley Grant for excellence in lens-based media.

Bush is an Associate Professor of Photography at Casper College and founder of Dais Books.

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