Tents, cardigans, homeless, cardboard picket signs, and the Christian Dior Homme suit. Photographer Ben Ritter captured a bold collection of fashion photographs amidst an Occupy protest in Zucotti Park, New York City. The collection, whist not as glamorous as other fashion shoots, is brimmed with satire and rebellion.
It was captured for a spread in the magazine Vice titled ‘American Psychos’. The piece itself wasn’t meant to be a display of fashion or an insult to the 99%, but an intriguing piece of performance art. As the Washington Post suggests, “The title of the story, ‘American Psychos,’ shows that the magazine is leveling its criticism at the people who can afford the clothes it is presenting”.
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