Adam Patterson

USA, Las Vegas, Nevada, USA

Kaythryn first became interested by the idea of working as a sex worker after watching reality television shows about the legal Brothels of Nevada. Formerly she had worked in administration with aspirations to establishing her own company. When that failed she took the decision to apply to work in a brothel. She claimed to enjoy the work and felt that it managed to be a very 'family orientated' working environment. Most of the women live in other states and come in for a week at a time to work, which they can fit around other jobs. Kathryn very much sees the work as short term, a springboard to launch another career.

Posing the simple question to their subjects: 'What does Las Vegas mean to you?' photographers Adam Patterson and Greg Funnell collaborated on a project that sought to discover if the American Dream was still a plausible notion. They choose Las Vegas as their microcosm as there they found the extremes of western capitalism. It is a 24 hour city that sees 150,000 people pass through its airport every day on their way to sample its proffered pleasures: gaming, entertainment and hospitality. However, in contrast to its bright lights there exists a shadow city that is the ninth most dangerous in America (31st largest by population) and has had the country's highest unemployment rates since 2008. With this in mind the two photographers asked: 'Does America still dare to hope?'

Object Name
Adam Patterson
USA, Las Vegas, Nevada
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4724 x 3150 pixels
40 x 26.67 cm (300 dpi)
15.75 x 10.5 inch (300 dpi)
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