Thursday, September 4, 2008

Chris Bentley's Land, Man, Missile: New Mexico

Chris Bentley e-mailed me yesterday to share some images from his series Land, Man, Missile: New Mexico, a collection of photographs from a larger body of work entitled The Desert States. In his statement, Bentley explains:

"The land—in its vastness and aridity—defines the entire area. This geography has determined how the area developed and the type of person that lives here.

Historically, these states were not well populated. The rangeland and farming were generally poor. Now, of course, they have significant population growth. And, this is where nuclear weapons development and testing began."

All photographs from the series Land, Man, Missile: New Mexico

All Images © Chris Bentley