Since November 5th of 2013, thousands have gathered in cities around the world to take part in the Million Mask March. The event allows ordinary citizens to share in the efforts of the hacktivist group, Anonymous, and keep the legacy of Guy Fawkes alive.
Anonymous: Million Masks follows the journey of the Million Mask March from 2013-2017, and integrates the history of Guy Fawkes and the infamous mask linked to his name.
Published by powerHouse Books, Anonymous is photographer Anthony Tafuro’s chronicle of these rebels and the subversive strain of political, online activity in today’s popular culture. Tafuro’s fascination with Anonymous, a loosely associated international network of activist and hacktivist entities, has led him to delve deep into the network of “Internet gatherings” with hundreds of photographs from marches and behind the scenes meetings and other gatherings.
Tafuro was attracted to this project by the power, mystery, and intrigue of masked portraits, which are removed from the traditional indicators of identity, gesture, and (un)familiarity that we use to categorize faces. These portraits command you to notice action above all, stripped from the politics of personhood.