Towers of Thanks

PublisherLoose Joints
Date of PublicationSeptember 2017
Location of PublicationLondon
PrizeFinalist in Zine / Fine Art
Entry Description

Towers of Thanks is a photographic sequence that engages with Res' mother's involvement in the Trump Organization. Barbara Res was the manager of construction on Trump Tower and executive Vice President of the Trump Organization for nearly 20 years, but in the run-up to the 2016 Presidential elections developed an oppositional and public stance against Trump and his candidacy. The resulting sequence blends archival imagery of the Trump Organization with Res' photographic interpretations of their mother, of Trump Tower, and of the ways in which photography contributes to myths of power.