|Kirk Crippens, Judgment Day 5:30 a.m.|
Our artists are always doing new and interesting work. Kirk Crippens has just completed a new body of work titled Judgment Day that is particularly compelling.
Family Radio owner Harold Camping purchased over 5,500 billboards around the world proclaiming May 21st, 2011 as judgment day. In the days leading up to May 21st national media in the United States aired interviews with Camping and his followers. Some of Camping's followers stated that they had spent every last penny traveling around the country proclaiming May 21st as Judgment Day. They didn't think it mattered because the world was going to end.
I wondered why Camping would endanger his followers and provide such fodder for ridicule by claiming to know the day and hour of judgment day. The bible clearly states, "of that day and hour no one knows."
I photographed from midnight to midnight on May 21st, envisioning a world where the rapture had taken place and society was about to tip toward an apocalyptic end. I set out with no destination in mind except one, I visited Family Radio headquarters along the way.
View more from Judgment Day here. The gallery also has a selection of Kirk's work available in the gallery.