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Land
2010

Land

Danny Wilcox Frazier

DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

Sometimes it seems as if the heart has been torn out of America. Driven by economic hardships, the residents of Midwestern towns move away, toward the coasts, where there are more opportunities. The American state of Iowa is a textbook example: the landscape is filled with semi-ghost towns. In dramatic black and white, Danny Wilcox Frazier has recorded those who have stayed behind – farmers and hunters, the Amish, veterans during Memorial Day observances, and the youth trying to dispel their boredom. His darkly poetic images reveal a world that is disappearing, one that is sym-bolic of every community that feels the weight of the bankruptcy of its farms and the closure of its factories. In this way he lays bare the economic and social reality of rural America.A young girl dreams of becoming a summer festival queen like her older sister. Conesville, Iowa.

  • DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

    Sometimes it seems as if the heart has been torn out of America. Driven by economic hardships, the residents of Midwestern towns move away, toward the coasts, where there are more opportunities. The American state of Iowa is a textbook example: the landscape is filled with semi-ghost towns. In dramatic black and white, Danny Wilcox Frazier has recorded those who have stayed behind – farmers and hunters, the Amish, veterans during Memorial Day observances, and the youth trying to dispel their boredom. His darkly poetic images reveal a world that is disappearing, one that is sym-bolic of every community that feels the weight of the bankruptcy of its farms and the closure of its factories. In this way he lays bare the economic and social reality of rural America.

    A young girl dreams of becoming a summer festival queen like her older sister. Conesville, Iowa.

  • DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

    Grain elevator. Frytown, Iowa.

  • DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

    Party at a farmhouse. Johnson County.

  • DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

    Amish girls laugh while playing a religious card game during harvest on the Miller family farm outside of Kalona, Iowa.

  • DRIFTLESS (United States, 2003-2006)

    Shooting at bottles along the Iowa River, Johnson County.

Biography

Danny Wilcox Frazier (United States, 1971) has lived his whole life in Iowa, and has a special interest in marginal communities, in the US and elsewhere. His project Driftless: Photographs from Iowa won the Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. This prize was juried by Robert Frank, who also wrote the foreword for the resulting book. Among the magazines where Wilcox Frazier's work has appeared are TIME, Newsweek, Life and Der Spiegel.

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Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

Land - Country Life in the Urban Age

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