MIGRATION, Lost and Found in America
You might as well pour yourself a second cup of coffee as this post sends you on a photographic journey across America. Photographer and musician Donald McCrea has created an amazing book and CD that will be released today. MIGRATION, Lost and Found in America, is an exploration of America through photography and Music. The book features the images of sixteen photographers, who have all made it their life’s work to document our vast and varied land. All the photographers featured below are American Masters and their websites will allow you to experience America through their lenses.
MIGRATION takes you on the road and discovers hidden pockets of American culture, both old and new. The book also touches on many of the topical issues that face this nation today. Starting in New York City and wending our way down through post-Katrina New Orleans, we then head across the plains and out through the American West, as we contemplate where we’ve been and where we are headed. The journey ends in Los Angeles and stares directly into the future as we struggle to revitalize our economy and deal with our dependence upon oil, all the while attempting to repair the damage done to our environment.
The tracks that Donald McCrea has written for this project draw from many of the classic genres that have made American music so uniquely original. Utilizing a recording band made up of stellar San Francisco musicians, these songs form our soundtrack as we make this migration though American culture.
Ridge &, Fairmount, Philadelphia, PA, 2002 © 2010 Will Steacy
Repent, Slab City, Niland, CA © 2010 Mark Indig
On the Nickel, Los Angeles, CA, 1980 ©2010 Donald McCrea
Nebraska Tractor and Combine, Randolph, NE, 2007 © 2010 Kenneth Jarecke
Jet Engines, Tuscon, AZ, 2006 ©Edward Burtynsky
image provided by Hasted Hunt Kraeutler Gallery, New York, and Nicholas Metivier Gallery, Toronto
Zulu Beads, New Orleans, 2007 © 2010 William Greiner
The Unfortunate Result of the Demise of the Public Phone Booth © 2010 Susana Raab
Texas Pool Hall, Honey Grove, TX, 2008 © 2010 David Zaitz
Texas Iraq, 2006 ©2010 Peter Granser
Isolated Building Study 73, Chicago, IL, 2007 © 2010 David Schalliol
In Perspective, Bonneville Salt Flats, NV, 2005, © 2010 Jerry Downs
House Facing Grain Elevators, Claytonville, IL, 2007 © Dave Jordano
Express Train, New York, NY, 2008 © 2010 Travis Ruse
Corral, Western Sierra, CA, 2008 ©2010 Joe Burull
Blue Night, Chicago, Il, 2008 ©2010 Bill Sosin
Bialquin Pachecho’s House, Vallecito, NM, 1982 ©2010 Alex Harris
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