U.S. 80, the Southern Pacific, was the first coast-to-coast highway in America, pre-dating even the fabled Route 66. Spanning nearly 3,000 miles, it runs from Savannah to San Diego and covers an enormous diversity of the American landscape and culture – including rural southlands, scarred by civil war and civil rights, boom towns of Texas enriched with oil surplus, and creeping scarcity as scrubland gives way to the western deserts along the Mexican border. I assembled this series of photographs from three separate crossings of the road, hoping to encounter the landscapes in the genre of an American travelogue. Please see details of the book here.
“This unusual collection of Americana is not to be missed.” – The Spectator