(b. 1949, New York, NY. Lives in Los Angeles, CA, works almost everywhere)
A Plague of Plagues
Mark Indig is a photographer whose vision is quirky, sardonic, and ultimately dark. He is also deeply restless. (But for the moment, he occupies a world where only the virus travels freely). Indig began as a location scout for Hollywood movies; an arm carries a tattoo that commemorates travel to fifty states and fifty countries. The encounters captured in this set of images, he states, express how the pandemic has revealed and underscored despair about additional societal plagues. Indig’s hammer-blow list: “isolation, fractured government, political division, greed, income inequality, climate change, pollution, corruption, violence, homelessness, religious fanaticism, economic disaster, racism, and anomie.” For Indig, the idiom “We are all in this together” is not a hope, but a sinister prediction.