White Power by Anthony Karen Documents the Existing Ku Klux Klan

 - Aug 16, 2013
References: anthonykaren & beautifuldecay
It is absolutely astonishing that anti-acceptance groups such as the Ku Klux Klan continue to exist in today's world, yet the photo series aptly titled White Power by Anthony Karen, a photojournalist based in New York City, shows that they do. The American photographer, whose photographic journey began in Haiti documenting the various Vodou rituals and pilgrimages throughout the country, was granted rare access to photograph the KKK group freely. It probably helped that he was white.

Although many of the photos in White Power by Anthony Karen are unsettling, in general are a frank depiction of the member's closed off lifestyle. As Beautiful Decay points out, "Rather than portray familiar dramatic images of hate, many of the photographs depict mundane daily life."