Bug Out Bag: The Commodification of American Fear

A self-published prototype book.  Edition of 10.  


Bug Out Bag: The Commodification of American Fear is a photographic guidebook through post-9/11 America and introduces you to the 21st-century self-reliant American.   Throughout the book you meet 13 different preppers from different regions of America and go inside their Bug Out Bags, homes, minds, and into the trunk of their cars.  It is a documentary fine art photography book that taps into our American culture and politics, complete with conspiracy theories and Dystopian philosophy. The book includes essays by Rachel Monroe, Pete Brook, Max Presneill, and the artist, as well as the testimonies and advise from the preppers themselves. Also included are screenshots from online discussions from commenters who participated in the dialogue and joined in the project in online forums.