Paul Shambroon

Picture editing. Design. Typography. Layout.
Paper laminated cover with 4-colour jacket. 112pp. 4-colour throughout. Various paper stocks.
Boot Publishing

Book size

The book size is designed to facilitate full-page spreads with no cropping.

Paper stock

The photographs are printed on 170gsm coated paper, whilst the minutes of each meeting, 40,000 words, are printed on bible paper at the back of the book.


Paul Shambroon

A documentation of democracy. Photographs were taken at town meetings of various types and sizes all across the United States.

Published by Boot Publishing

ISBN 10: 954281381/ISBN 13: 978-0954281380

Paul Shambroom (1956–)

Shambroom explores American power and culture. He has received fellowships from the Guggenheim Foundation and the Creative Capital Foundation.

Accompanying exhibition

Julie Saul Gallery, New York


  • Wallpaper* Award for Best Books, 2005
  • Photo District News, Best Books of 2004
  • Leed Award for Photography, 2004


A visual catalogue of the artifacts of power. The New York Times
[A] searingly honest photographic fanfare for the common man. Creative Review
A glimpse of the largely unseen machinery that quietly but persistently determines the way we live.
Art Review