The image most of us have of America as presented by the media and films is usually beautiful and very crowded; like beaches in Miami, skyscrapers in New York and others.
Contemporary photographer Lucas Foglia though, has shown a completely different viewpoint from what we are used to.
His collection of pictures named ‘Frontcountry’ is the result of 7 years of travelling and exploring rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming, which are some of the less populated areas of the US. These pictures are presented at the Michael Hoppen gallery in Chelsea.
Foglia tells a story with his pictures that portray the locals making a living from the land and their natural environment.
Don Flood Irrigating Alfalfa, Diamond Valley, Nevada 2012
This strong collection of images is definitely worth a look if you happen to be in London.
Foglia was raised in a small family farm in New York and now lives in San Francisco. He studied at Brown University and the Yale School of Art. His work is in the permanent collection at the Victoria & Albert Museum, Rhode Island School of Design Museum of Fine Arts and others.
Moving Cattle to Spring Pasture, Boulder, Wyoming 2011
Michael Hoppen Gallery
3 Jubilee Place,
Monday-Friday: 10.30am – 6pm
Saturday: 10.30am – 5pm
FRONTCOUNTRY by Lucas Foglia till 10/05/14
Photo credit: Lucas Foglia