The Flag Series

Photographs by Pamela Ybañez
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This series investigates patriotism in the United States based on its most iconic representation, the American Flag. It began in 2005 and since that time I have captured the multitude of ways the flag is represented in the every day.  It began in the East Coast and spans to Hawaii, covering much of the country in between.

Over the last six years, I have collected numerous types of flag imagery. These images display a range of materials from t-shirts, air fresheners, fold-up chairs, plastic bags and of course, the traditional flag display outside of homes and businesses. In this time I have become enamored with the image of the flag in all its kitschy incarnations. Due to the time we live in, it is intended to add to the discussion of where American patriotism is today.

Throughout this process I've asked myself, how is patriotism changing in the United States? My hope is for people to ask themselves, in addition to national pride, what does our flag mean to us?


A Palestinian Poetry & Music Event
星期二, 2016年10月25日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, Koret 禮堂
AfroSolo Artists Talk
星期三, 2016年11月2日, 6:00 pm
Main 總圖書館, Latino/Hispanic 會議室 A 和 B


Acrylic Painting for Beginners
星期六, 2016年11月5日, 2:00 pm
Mission Bay 分館, Mission Bay Program Room


Home Away from Home:
至 星期日, 2016年11月27日
Main 總圖書館, Jewett 畫廊
Al-Mutanabbi Street Starts Here:
至 星期日, 2017年1月1日
Main 總圖書館, 天窗畫廊展覽中心
Dadamatic Mail Art
至 星期六, 2016年12月31日
Main 總圖書館, Skylight 畫廊