YAMOTFABAATA

by Shane Rocheleau

$40.00
You are Masters of the Fish and Birds and All the Animals is the first monograph from Shane Rocheleau, printed in an edition of 500. 

"For the past three years, I have been making work about white American masculinity. I am scarred but exceptionally privileged by it, and thus responsible to address it.

White American masculinity is a construct. It is the subtext in detergent and power tool ads, crystallized at football games and in sermons, described in the design of little boy’s clothing. It undergirds our politics and religiosity, and permeates our homes. And it’s scary.

You may notice that if you aren’t white enough or man enough, they’ll put you through hell. They’ll tease you and shove you down and feel better about themselves for beating you. So am I winning yet, I ask? Have I won the American dream? When others look at me, do they know that I am both the problem and the activist? I know what I’m fighting against. And I am it."  Shane Rocheleau, January 2018

In the press:
Lensculture
The Reservoir
Humble Arts Foundation
It’s Nice That
Photobook Journal