Category: North Dakota

Population Decline; The Hardest Hit Counties In Each State Since 1990

Since 1990 These Counties Are The Hardest Hit By Population Decline In Their State The 1990s are a significant time for Lost Americana, which goes beyond the fact that during that decade what was once known as “my abandoned barn project” got it’s start and later became the Lost Americana documentary. No, the 1990s are significant, because it was the first decade… Read more →

A (Rail) Road Runs Through It

The Railroad, Farmers and America I’ve really had two loves when it comes to photographing the ruins of the early twentieth century. The towns & farms of our agricultural society and the factories & infrastructure of our industrial past. Yet while both are very different there has always been one connecting element. The railroad. Following embankments that once had tracks has… Read more →

Back to North Dakota

I’ve been to North Dakota twice while documenting Lost Americana. Both were brief trips on the edge of the state. The first in 2002 I passed through the very southwestern tip on my way from Montana to South Dakota. The second in 2003, another brief half-day, as I passed from Canada into Minnesota. The two trips which lasted less than… Read more →