The Abductees, 2011 - 2014


Betty and Barney Hill were an interracial couple whose lives were forever altered after their controversial alien abduction in 1961. Abducted at night while driving through the White Mountains of New Hampshire, the Hills' were ridiculed and cast out of their community when the news broke to the local media. Some said they were Communists seeking attention, some believed they were abducted by the Russians, others believed the Hills' views on interracial marriage drove them to insanity. Without any "real" proof, the creatures would only live in the Hills' minds as memories.


Despite the backlash, the Hills' extensive report with the United States Air Force (which includes psychological evaluations, maps, letters, and drawings) illustrates an event grounded in reality. The project, The Abductees, uses archival documentation of their case and historical references from the era of which they lived to create a portal into the Hills' version of this story. The authenticity of a photograph not only creates a moment bound in truth, but demands for the atonement for the hardships Betty and Barney faced during their lifetime.

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Hypnosis Inquiry, 2013
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The Hypnosis Session, 2013

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Betty, 2013
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Strangelight, 2013
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Barney, 2013
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National Investigations Committee On Aerial Phenomena Report, 2013
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The News Story, 2011
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The News Story II, 2011
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U.S. Route 3, 2013
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U.S. Route 3 II, 2013
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Stargaze, 2012
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Notes from a September Sky, 2013
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The Chevy, 2013
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The Arrival, 2013
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