Since last September I’ve been developing an idea on how to photograph Neo Nazi/White Supremacist/White Pride movements in America, as I think it’s an incredibly relevant area of society- even more relevant today than it was twenty years ago. Racial tensions are at an incredibly high level, and this serves as my own attempt at understanding.
This is SS Lieutenant Schneider of the National Socialist Movement. He is the region 1 coordinator of the organization. After coming down to do an interview with me I took a few portraits of him while walking him back to his car. The interview proved extremely successful and I truly get an idea of his character. Commonly referred to as “Neo-Nazi”, NSM operates around the nation and even participates in assisting border patrol. Although the NSM doesn’t operate as a political movement, political and social thought serve as the foundation of the movement, and over the past decade or two they have seen a rise in membership. The LT. and I have been trying to work together since the interview in succeeding in completing this project.