Travis S. Brinster

North Dakota and Nearby

This selection is from a series that looks at the American Midwest. North Dakota, where I was born, figures prominently. This collection is meant to be viewed in the context of American Photography - the line that is drawn from Walker Evans to William Christenberry and William Eggleston. These pictures both continue that tradition and diverge from it.

I intended these images to be taken from the shifting perspective of an insider/outsider. I would spend weeks at a time on the road by myself to exacerbate that feeling of isolation as I traveled through the part of the country where I was born, but no longer live. Instability and unreconciled duality are the shifting foundations upon which I placed my camera, looking at the mythology America and its obfuscated history.

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