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Created Equal Photographer Explores Social Inequality in America (21 Pics)

Detroit-born photographer Mark Laita questions what it is in life that puts people, who were born equal, to follow completely different paths. His album Created Equal is a a study of social and cultural clashes, as well as the influence of different background, schooling and upbringing. All diptychs in the book compare two people, who have some kind of a connection that ends up being the biggest contrast between them: for example, out-laws are put next to policemen, school drop-outs next to college graduates, and Amish teens are paired with punk teenagers.

Company President / Janitor

Marine / War Veteran
Baptist Minister / Ku Klux Klan
Homeless Man / Real Estate Developer
Gang Member / Mafioso

Astronaut / Alien Abductee
French Chef / Short Order Cook
Amish Teenagers / Punk Teenagers

Cowboy / Indian

Coal Miners / Male Exotic Dancers
Vegetarian / Butcher, 1999 / 2004
CEO / Messenger, 2006 / 2005
College Graduate / High School Dropout
Indigent Couple / Wealthy Couple

Rock Band / Polka Band, 2006 / 2006
 Ballerina / Trucker

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