BY: RON GESSEL
Streets overwhelmed by advertisements, shopping malls and fast food, celebrity obsession and hypersexualized imagery—is this really the America that tourists bear witness to? Caught in the normalized state of society, we often do not take a moment to step back and analyze the environment we experience daily. Being consumers, it is often hard to separate one’s self from the constant influence of consumer culture. America Today by Ron Gessel attempts to take the viewer out of daily sleepwalking by showing America’s most popular travel destinations through the lens of a foreigner.