Saturday, September 29, 2007

Ed Panar's Johnstown

Ed Panar's project Johnstown presents an intimate portrait of an industrial, working-class Pennsylvania town. For anyone who grew up in the eastern part of the US, these images speak with universal clarity to the loneliness and often weathered aesthetic of the once thriving mill town. Having grown up in Massachusetts, I see the ghosts of cities like Worcester, Lowell and Pittfield in these images. On a side note, J & L Books has just published Panar's new monograph, Golden Palms, which I also highly recommend seeking.

Images From the Series Johnstown

All Images © Ed Panar