Lost Americana in the news
Press & Appearances
2021, March 19th – The No Tracers podcast features urbex photographers and talks to them about their work and stories of places they’ve visited. This episode was devoted entirely to Lost Americana’s Vincent Johnson. Two ways you can listen:
1. Find the podcast on SPOTIFY or Apple Podcast
Or even better, go to No Tracer’s YouTube and see photos and some never seen video that accompany the interview.
2020, Dec. 3rd – Trent Loos does his daily radio show for several rural stations, as well as his YouTube channel. Thursday co-host Jenny Schweigert joins as Trent catches up with Vincent & Lost Americana, returning after a previous interview two years before. (The live broadcast is off the radio, but click anywhere see the 51 minute interview on YouTube.)
2020, Jun. 24 – This podcast titled “Small Towns Are Dying” didn’t involve and interview or a look at Lost Americana, but used an article Vincent Johnson wrote for the Americana Conservative magazine about a rural road trip as the starting point for a deep dive into the topic. Strong Towns founder Chuck Marohn joined Upzoned host Abby Kinney for a very interesting Lost Americanaesque conversation. (Click here for a link to the 32 minute episode.)
2019, Apr. 2nd – Hosts Lex Nichols & Vincent Gearhart chat with Vincent Johnson about photographing and exploring abandoned places in their semi monthly episodes. This interview covers everything from how Lost Americana started, to technical talk about shooting large format 4×5 film and post production editing. Also included is a favorite topic of the hosts on the “shadiest place you’ve ever photographed?” (click anywhere on the text to hear the 60 minute podcast)
2018, Nov. 18th – My hometown newspaper did a full feature story on me and the Lost Americana documentary. Very fitting because it was where I had my first freelance photojournalism assignment and was the town I photographed my first barn in. Sadly a website revamp returns a broken link, but you can see the article here as a photo file.
2018, Aug. 18th – Vincent Johnson, was on to talk about the Lost Americana project and the outlook for agricultural communities across America with host, and all-around good guy Jerod McDaniel on the AgUncensored Podcast. McDaniel’s does a regular podcast, typically with one guest, in what he refers to as a “look at Agriculture with an unfiltered view. Discussing serious issues as well as nonsense in long conversation form.” (Click any part of the text to hear the podcast.)
2018, July 26 – The NPR station in Madison, WI, Wisconsin Public Radio (WNPR) interviewed Vincent Johnson about his travels through rural America and how he documents it with his camera. Host Rob Ferrett, leads interview that explores the projects origins, to a deeper look at rural population decline. (click anywhere for a link to WNPR and this 13 minute segment.)
2015, Sept. 4th – Photo-editor and life long photojournalist Todd Mizner hosts a photographic based podcast for the Disptach-Argus Newspaper, out of Rock Island, Illinois. The podcast interviews mostly photojournalists about their work. This was the very first time Lost Americana or Vincent Johnson received any press on the project. (click anywhere in this box for a link to this 49 minute podcast.)