Thursday, August 20, 2009

Special Edition Prints: Chris Bentley

Today's image comes courtesy of Issue 4 photographer and Special Edition print offerer Chris Bentley. The image (posted below) is part of Bentley's series Desert States. In the statement for the work, he explains:

"This work from New Mexico is part of a larger project on the West—The Desert States. The Desert States project focuses on those states whose identity is significantly based on the presence of the desert: New Mexico, Arizona, Utah, Nevada, and California.

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."

From "Desert States"
© Chris Bentley

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