American Readers at Home
American Readers at Home is a document of the months before and after the American presidential election of 2016, a vast book in an innovative editorial format. Interview journalism and documentary photography together capture the desire for change in American society The 55 interviews and 400 pictures contained in this book focus on American readers and their milieus. They look at media consumption habits and the perception of the media, providing stark insights into its role in society.
Statement of the jury
This extraordinary book provides exciting insights into the 2016 US presidential election campaign during the three months leading up to the election, and is impressive and intriguing for a number of reasons. The use of a periodical style shows how people all over the US perceived the most intense phase of the election. One of the strengths of this exceptional book is that its pages have the look and feel of newspaper clippings – a feature that underlines the book’s documentary nature, from the visual and photographic language and aesthetics to the absolutely outstanding typesetting and the paper used. A spectacularly successful and magnificently executed treatment of a highly complex topic. Superb and highly interesting.