The Absent State: photographer Bryan Schutmaat talks about drifters, hitchhikers and other travellers
Bryan Schutmaat (USA) portrayed drifters, hitchhikers and other travellers in the southern United States. They escaped the safety of their homes, the pressure of consumerism or oppressive government ties.
Schutmaat is one of the five photographers of The Absent State, a unique collaboration between BredaPhoto and World Press Photo about self-sustainability in countries where there’s a minimal welfare state and social security. We’ve asked five photographers and five writers from five continents to tell their stories. The results can be admired in the exhibition The Absent State in the courtyard of Breda’s Museum.