Pandemic: the unmasking of America

A photo-documentary in three scenes by Craig Gordon

“America is not only the birthplace of the blues, for most, America is the blues.”

I first published this photo-documentary as a softcover print edition, and sold the first printing completely. But you can download a vibrant eBook edition, which will open in any common eBook reader.

Book contains 100 pages of original photographs, plus supportive text to flesh out the story.

In-person exhibition:

January 13 – April 6, 2023

Opening reception/artist’s presentation:
Friday, January 13, 6-9 pm

Artist’s Talk:
Saturday, January 28, 1-3 pm

Pompano Beach Cultural Center
50 West Atlantic Boulevard
Pompano Beach, Florida

Reviews for the first edition:

“The blues is the naked cry of the human heart longing to be in union with God. With this work, Craig Gordon gives that cry a face.”
–Dion DiMucci, Rock ‘n’ Roll Hall of Famer

“That Craig Gordon finds so much beauty and strength in America during this devastating viral pandemic is reason enough to hope that some good will come out of it.”
–Marion Nestle, professor emerita, New York University, and author of Food Politics

“The failed state was fully revealed in 2020 as the nation experienced a pandemic, economic collapse, and mass protest. Craig Gordon beautifully captures the contradictions that came to life in a tumultuous year.”
–Margaret Kimberley, author, Prejudential: Black America and the Presidents

Featured Images

The Country

The City