Born and raised in Houston, Texas and now based in LA, photographer Allison Stewart is truly intrigued by American culture. Her work largely focuses on the archetype of the hero and the effects of war on culture; her project “American Anthem” featured Civil War battle reenactments during its 150th anniversary year. WePresent featured her project Bug Out Bag, which shows the contents of emergency bags packed by those who fear an imminent apocalypse or tragedy of some sort. Her work has been exhibited and featured internationally, including in The Wright Museum, The New Mexico History Museum, The Griffin Museum of Photography, The New Republic, Die Zeit, and Wired.
“These people might have different religious backgrounds or political ideologies, but they share the philosophy of being strong for others as a part of their worldview.”