image by Sarah McKemie from Tulsa
Many great photographers were photographing Tulsa (Oklahoma) in the past, including Larry Clark’s, with his most famous work also titled Tulsa.
image by Dina Kantor from Treece
A short description of Treece project from artist’s website:
“For the past few years, Dina has been documenting the town of Treece, Kansas. A former mining community, Treece is now economically and environmentally devastated. The residents are in the midst of a government-funded relocation program, so they can escape living on unstable land that is contaminated with lead. Dina is being sponsored by Blue Earth Alliance for her project in Treece.”
image by Jack Latham from A Pink Flamingo
Jack Latham is a documentary photography student from Welsh. His take on contemporary USA seems very interesting, yet he is just one of many photographers who documented America all mighty.
image by Josephine Dvorken from A. Blessing
Josephine Dvorken (b. 1970) is a photographer from New Jersey, the USA.
This is a short paragraph from her artist statement about A. Blessing series:
“My last name is Blessing. I am A. Blessing.” He said with a wink and little bow. I had a feeling that Alfred had used this endearing introduction before, and it worked like a charm. I took him for ice cream and he told me about his first big failure in life… buying a gas station.”
image by Alex Prager, Susie and friends
Alex Prager’s (b. 1979, the USA) new body of work titled Compulsion is currently being exhibited in London, New York and L.A. I just can’t wait to see the images…
Her recreations of movie still like images are dealing with femininity in pop culture and in ordinary life. Exaggerated retro style dresses and makeup, together with strong colors and hard quality of light are emphasizing split personality of a woman, who is at the same time a goddess and a servant.
image © Emily Shur from Wild wild life
An ironic take on some of today’s “wildest” environments. A fine project by Emily Shur (b. 1976). This project was featured in newest Sessaw magazine is. 15.
image @ Missy Prince
I think, there hasn’t been a portfolio, that would impress me so much, for quite some time. Missy Prince. Interesting name, interesting images.
image © Bryan Schutmaat
Bryan Schutmaat (b. 1983) is one of the most recognizable photographers of a younger generation. His photographs are a combination of visual poetry and topography. Photos from Heartland take us to a journey to the central USA… A land where several, so called belts meet: “Bible belt”, “Corn belt”, “Tornado alley”, etc.
image @ Richard Renaldi
Richard Renaldi is an American photographer, covering topics of American suburbs, ordinary life of a working person and gay community in the States.
On his website you can find tons of large format formal portraits. So far he has published two monographs, image above is from Fall river boys book.
Shane Lavalette - Picturing the South
Shane Lavalette (b. 1987, the USA) started an interesting campaign to collect enough founds for his first proper book. Since his photographs have always been an inspiration for me I decided to support him by linking the Kickstarter campagin website.