Postcards from America IV: Florida


October-November 2012


For our fourth Postcards from America trip, eleven of us rolled through Florida during the two months surrounding the Presidential election.  We had no predetermined plan or agenda, just a deep curiosity about what the state would look and feel like 12 years after the disputed 2000 election that changed the course of the early 21st century. 

After initially posting pictures “live” on our tumblr, we’ve now had a chance to reflect on our time in Florida.  Swap Shop magazine is the result:  A meditation on Florida and the American political process as places where ideas and identities are traded in, recycled, and acquired secondhand; open-air markets for consumption, garbage and reuse.

Beautifully designed by Jason Fulford, it’s 88 pages with a 12 page insert and features the work of Bruce Gilden, Jim Goldberg, Susan Meiselas, Paolo Pellegrin, Gilles Peress, Mark Power, Alessandra Sanguinetti, Alec Soth, Zoe Strauss, Mikhael Subotzky, and Donovan Wylie.


Published by Magnet (2013)

Designed by Jason Fulford

88 pages with a 12 page insert

Softback, 215mm x 280mm