12 battleground states. 12 photographers.
Since 2004, 12 states have remained competitive in the presidential elections—up for grabs by either the Democratic or Republican parties.
To showcase the inherent diversity of these ‘battleground states’, and to explore what makes them so politically volatile, Meural has enlisted the help of 12 photographers. Each has been commissioned to take two photos of local voters—be they Democratic, Republican, Independent, undecided. The goal is to cut through well-worn voter tropes, and to meet and hear from the real people. (The photographers have also captured quotes to accompany each image, offering another glimpse into the voter perspective.)
Meural was incubated out of a gallery on the Lower East Side, and is dedicated to remaining on the ground floor of the artist community. Battleground is one effort of many to be a part of innovative artistic endeavors across the nation.
Below you can see a sampling of the works. You can also explore the full collections in either orientation: