Commonwealth (2011)

Commonwealth is a photographic survey of central and southeastern Pennsylvania. I see place defined in its details; the valley I was raised in and the areas that I have lived serve as my subject matter. Seeking to illuminate the links between personal and national history, the tidily composed photographs are a means to find narrative threads in day-to-day life and the way place is simultaneously changing and unchanging. It is made with the New Topographics in mind. Some images are reoccurring from other projects; the overlap is intentional.