Lockdown Archive

Graphic design, Photography
Designer | Artist Mike Mandel, Chantal Zakari
Year 2015

One of the first images we found was on Reddit; a group of military men walking down our own street with our house visible in the background. The picture was taken minutes after a SWAT team had searched our backyard looking under our deck with their assault rifles at the ready. Seeing our own house in this picture was more shocking to Mike than it was to Chantal, because he had never lived through an experience of a military occupation. To him the image looked like something from an historical newsreel of Soviet troops occupying Budapest in 1956. But for Chantal who grew up during the 1980 coup in Turkey, it felt strangely familiar.