Perpetual Care

by Clay Maxwell Jordan

“Perpetual care” refers to a service offered by cemeteries providing long-term upkeep of one’s gravestone and plot. In his new photography monograph, Clay Maxwell Jordan inverts this phrase and applies it ironically to an American society that has failed to protect its citizens. Jordan photographs those on the periphery whose predicament is exacerbated by the dubious philosophies of the “rugged individual” mythos of the Wild West and the "pull yourself up by the bootstraps" mentality popular with certain politicians. Poetic and enigmatic in equal measure, “Perpetual Care” touches on aspects of the religious, existential, and social in modern America. 

Artist Biography

Clay Maxwell Jordan is a photographer who has exhibited widely both nationally and internationally. He is a 2019 MacDowell fellow and currently resides in Brooklyn, New York. Visit Jordan's website to check out more of his work.

Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan

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Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan
Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan
Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan
Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan

Perpetual Care by Clay Maxwell Jordan

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Perpetual Care is Clay Maxwell Jordan's second book with Fall Line and was shot across the United States from 2017 to 2022. Jordan documents an America frayed and battered, its occupants striving for a better future that might be a mirage. These poignant, candid photographs are poetically sequenced and imbued with empathy and longing.

Expected Spring of 2024
Color Photographs
94 pages
Hardcover
First Edition of 500
ISBN: 979-8-9876258-2-8

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