Hidden in Plain Sight: How Corporations Exercise Their Constitutional “Rights” Under Our Very Noses

Paul Cienfuegos and colleagues at Community Rights US - May 2019

May 1 - 31, 2019
Reception: Sun, May 5, 6:00 pm

A captioned photo exhibit exploring the myriad of ways that corporations exercise their constitutional “rights” under our very noses. Each photo captures a perfectly normal scene that few of us even notice anymore - from corporate designed mass culture and corporate planned landscapes, to corporate run services, corporate controlled non-profits, and corporate ownership over increasingly large quantities of the English language. Ralph Nader has stated, “We all have one thing in common to start with: We grew up corporate. …”

We all need to start asking ourselves: can a democratic republic withstand these sorts of subtle but dangerous intrusions into our daily lives? Can ‘We The People’ function democratically when corporations exercise this much control?

Conceptualization, Text & Photographs by Paul Cienfuegos and colleagues at Community Rights US