Can Shopping Make You Happy?

From the looks of these people, no.

In 2001, citizens were encouraged to take to the malls to boost the US economy through shopping, thereby equating consumerism with patriotism. The Copia project, a direct response to that advice, is a long-term photographic examination of the peculiarities and complexities of the consumer-dominated culture in which we live.

Flushing, NY, 2004
 
Black River Falls, Wisconsin, 2006
 
Edinburgh, UK, 2003
 
Chicago, IL, 2003
 
Gurnee, IL, 2003
 
Edinburgh, UK, 2003
 
Chicago, IL, 2003
 
Gurnee, IL, 2003
 
Untitled, Thrift, 2006
 
Chicago, IL, 2003
 
Cleveland, OH, 2003
 
Gurnee, IL, 2005
 
Gurnee, IL, 2005
 
Lyndhurst, OH, 2004
 
Chicago, IL, 2003
 
Medford, NY, 2003
 
Granger, IN, 2003
 
Untitled, Thrift, 2006
 
Untitled, Thrift, 2006
 
Kenosha, WI, 2003