Ian Newman

Gross Domestic People of the 21st Century

Ian Newman

Gross Domestic People of the 21st Century (GDP21) is a transmedia archive comprised of photographs, video, audio, text, and digital sketches of American workers. As an act of collective empowerment positioned against centralized economic authority, the artist collaborated with a range of American workers to construct an alternative narrative for contemporary labor. The archive serves as a community space for workers to express their identity at work and  illustrate the impact of neoliberal values in contemporary American social and economic systems.

Ian Newman is a transdisciplinary artist and labor activist who explores the effects and artifices of economic and social systems. He is from New York.