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?

Upcoming Events

Lunar New Year: The Traditions and Symbolism
Wednesday, January 24, 2018, 6:30 pm
North Beach, North Beach Meeting Room
The Making of Mapping
Thursday, January 25, 2018, 6:00 pm
Teotihuacan: City of Water, City of Fire with the de Young Museum
Saturday, January 27, 2018, 2:00 pm
Main Library, Children's General Floor Area - 2nd Fl

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Saturday, February 10, 2018, 2:00 pm
North Beach, North Beach General Floor Area
Mission Digital Photography Group
Wednesday, February 14, 2018, 6:30 pm
Mission, Mission General Floor Area

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Asian Brush Painting Sumi-e
Through Wednesday, February 28, 2018
West Portal, West Portal General Floor Area
Alcatraz: Day into Night
Through Thursday, January 18, 2018
Main Library, Art, Music & Recreation Center
We’re Just People
Through Thursday, February 1, 2018
Main Library, LGBTQIA Center Exhibit Space

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