lorena turner

Photographer + Professor
     
The Michael Jacksons
Location: Queens, New York
Nationality: North American
Biography:   Lorena creates photography projects that straddle the areas of documentary, journalism and fine art. Her work is inspired by various cultural and academic spheres including graphic design, forensics, sociology,... read on
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The Michael Jacksons
Credits: lorena turner
Updated: 11/13/15
Location: United States

The Michael Jacksons is an ethnographic photography project in which more than 35 professional Michael Jackson tribute artists and impersonators from the United States were photographed as their representation of Jackson.  The objective of the project has been to identify the space in which the performers were both themselves and their representation as a way of exploring how people create a hybridized identity informed by popular culture.  

In August of 2014, The Michael Jacksons was published by Little Moth Press. The book contains descriptions of the subculture of Michael Jackson representation along with narratives of some of the performers as they dance and sing in the backyards and stages of small towns and big cities around the US. Woven into the text is cultural analysis from Greg Tate, Michael Eric Dyson, and others that helps give context to Michael Jackson’s place within the culture and helps readers understand why the book’s subjects have chosen to represent him.

The Michael Jackons is available here


The New York Times, Moonwalk a Mile in His Shoes
CNN, Meet ‘The Michael Jacksons’
Slate, There Is No Such As Too Many Michael Jacksons
The Daily Beast, Moonwalking with the Many Michael Jackson
FastCo/CoDesign, Startling Shots of Michael Jackson will Make You Look Twice
Studio 360, Living Tributes to Michael Jackson (including audio story by Roy Hurst)




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