- Operation Varsity Blues
- 54 pages
Named after the FBI investigation that uncovered a major college admissions scandal in March 2019, Operation Varsity Blues pairs excerpts from the Justice Department’s 200-page affidavit—specifically, every mention of the “side door” bribing scheme—with photographs of side doors that I photographed on Yale’s campus. The book uses the visual language of redactions and inverted photography to convey the voyeuristic experience of reading the affidavit, which includes many wiretapped phone conversations. The front and back covers depict a close-up of Yale’s ceremonial Memorial Gate, which is almost always locked.