Epiphany Knedler is a chronicler of American life and political enthusiast. Growing up in Vermillion, South Dakota, she finds comfort in Midwestern aesthetics and small-town familiarity. She graduated from the University of South Dakota in 2017 with a BFA in Fine Arts with an emphasis in Photography and a BA in Political Science. She strives to shed light on contemporary economic disparity through banal environments. She is currently based in Greenville, North Carolina, pursuing an MFA in Photography at East Carolina University. Her work can most recently be seen at the North Carolina Museum of Art, Indie Grits Lab, and The Curated Fridge.
We the People is an exploration of Washington, D.C. in the contemporary contentious political environment. The city is the epitome of American politics. Living in Washington, D.C. during the Obama era, I found the city full of hope and optimism. As a recent visitor, I have noticed many changes in the city; there are no longer feelings of ambition and energy. A melancholic cloud hangs above the city. There is a schism throughout America within the political factions. With the election of President Trump, tensions have reached a boiling point. This essay explores the peaceful yet disquiet environments of Washington, D.C.