In his latest body of work, "The Price We Pay," photographer Will Steacy addresses the subject of debt at a time when our nation is on the cusp of financial crisis. With only days left before the US either raises its debt ceiling or begins to default on its loans, Steacy gives us...money, the familiar American greenback with its distinctive, ornate border designs and the intricately rendered faces of our founding fathers.
But these bills are worthless. They are worn and rotted and have been removed from circulation. The faces which once exuded confidence, security, and self-reliance, now, upon close inspection, appear distressed, disturbed, and disfigured, not much unlike our economy. We are suffering the unfortunate consequences of bitterly partisan political agendas which have nothing, and everything, to do with money.
See the entire project on our website.
Here is a small selection of images from "The Price We Pay."
All images ©Will Steacy, 2011