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America, Jamie Hampton, Editor discussed on The Modern West

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All dependent on highways liken lincoln highway which was the first one to cross the country completely the whole thing about these i always was connecting people and places but starting in the nineteen fifties traffic move to the new faster interstate eighty and while it closely follows much of the original lincoln highway it bypasses many of the town's america's main street once passed through we just want get from pointed to point b we don't care about the stuff in between to photograph the stuff in between little towns like bose lear or table rock this shoots from a platform on top of his truck and mounts the camera even higher on a tripod so the view is from his highest twelve feet off the ground and for the viewer that means seeing things from slightly different perspectives and just straight i level new perspectives are recurring theme in this work he doesn't let documentary photography limit his ability to offer a fresh view of the familiar or or even the forgotten we're losing the connectedness of of the country we're losing the connection between people to people let's tell you point point to this whole thing is i'm trying to recapture the america that was loss and that's it for this edition of the modern west we'll be back with another episode on the third tuesday of the month in the meantime if you have a moment to leave a rating or review on itunes we'd really appreciate it because that helps other people discover the show jamie hampton produced this episode and raider is our web editor he music is by jeff trott soul and i'm mike schweitzer the modern west is a production of wyoming public media.

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