Ryan McGinley’s Sweet Birds of Youth | Hysteric Fireworks, 2007.
Photograph by Ryan McGinley

Ryan McGinley’s Sweet Birds of Youth | Hysteric Fireworks, 2007.

Photograph by Ryan McGinley

“Fireworks are fascist. Fireworks are boring. Don’t make this Fourth of July a pyrrhic, or pyrotechnic, victory for America. Let’s declare our independence. After all isn’t that what democracy is really about—not doing what is demanded of you?”

Juli Weiner’s Treatise Against Fireworks.