Ashley Gilbertson Photographs in January 15, 2023 NY Times

January 14, 2023 | Source: Monroe Gallery of Photography

 Via The New York Times

January 14, 2023

How Montana Took a Hard Right Turn Toward Christian Nationalism

What happened to a state known for its political independence?

Photographs by Ashley Gilbertson for The New York Times

screen shot of black and white photo from a car window in Montana of white cross near roadsie
"If you want to live here," a chapter president of the Montana Federation of Republican Women said, "be a Christian." 
Credit Ashley Gilbertson

a black and white photo of a  flag near Red Lodge, Montana that says "God, Guns, Trump" Credit  Ashley Gilbertson
A flag near Red Lodge, Montana
Credit Ashley Gilbertson

black and white photo of Montana Republican Convention with large signs "Protect Our Children" and "Protect our Guns)
The party convention in Billings last summer. Montana was one of the most politically independent states, but Republicans have recently managed to secure an ironclad grip over state politics.
Credit. Ashley Gilbertson

black and white photo of a sign near Red Lodge, Montana that says "welcome to God Country..Home of Carbond Counry Republicans"  Cdrefit  Ashley Gilbertson
A sign advertising the Republican Party near Red Lodge, a city in southern Montana. In 2021, the Legislature passed a bill banning transgender athletes on sports teams at public schools and universities, an increased tax credit benefiting private Christian schools and numerous anti-abortion laws.
Credit Ashley Gilbertson

Ashley Gilbertson is an Australian photographer and writer living in New York. His photograph from the Jan. 6 attack was part of the Times entry that was a finalist in the breaking-news-reporting category of the Pulitzer Prizes in 2022.

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