Adam Lowe - Power Smile No 2

Pocko Press Ltd., ISBN 9781903977033,
Pb, 96 pgs, 10 x 14cm
60 ills
Acqn. 9137
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Privately collected by two German teenagers in the 70's, the press-photos of US Senators and Governors in 'Power-Smile' are a miniature archive of a period when media-friendliness became the establishment's key survival strategy, evidence of the then-emerging reality that a good PR shot is worth a thousand votes. Clean as my teeth, straight as my tie. Here in all their greasy glory are the power-hungry political chameleons of Nixon's America, flossing for office and combing for Capitol Hill. What do you see in the mesmerised stare? Learned or lobotomised? Groomed or doomed?