GOVERNMENT SHUTDOWN

Washington D.C. 2011.

Assignment for TIME.

In his visual representation of the present economic crisis in America, Devin Yalkin lets the world of the political and financial elite collide with that of activists and demonstrators. How do hearings in the House of Representatives and the Senate in Washington relate to the large groups of people who took to the streets of New York to stand up for ideals, justice and human values? In gritty black and white Yalkin captures the chaotic, confused and tense state of the country.