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Joshua Dudley Greer

Somewhere Along the Line

2011–2017

From 2011 to 2017 I traveled over 100,000 miles by car, focusing my camera on the massive network of superhighways that has become ubiquitous throughout the United States. Whether located within an urban environment or leading out to the last remnants of wilderness, these roadways have been designed to suppress any distinguishing characteristics of place and instead construct a familiar and uniform system of functional spaces built for mobility and productivity.

Rather than moving quickly through these spaces however, I have made the decision to slowly and deliberately dwell within them, looking for unforeseen moments of humor, pathos and humanity. My photographs look at the road as a stage where narratives play out and opposing forces often collide. The boundaries that line these landscapes, whether real or imagined, are examined by looking at the separations between public and private space, privilege and need, the individual and the collective, and the countervailing ideas of home and escape. The resulting compilation of photographs depicts the state of America’s infrastructure as a cultural indicator of its economic, social and environmental circumstances.

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Interstate 75, near Lenox, Georgia, 2014
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Page, Arizona, 2013
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Machiasport, Maine
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Commerce, Georgia
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Providence, Rhode Island
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Interstates 30 and 35, Dallas, Texas, 2016
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Fort Mill, South Carolina
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Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming, 2011
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Interstate 10, near Goodyear, Arizona, 2014
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Interstate 70, near Salina, Kansas, 2014
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U.S. Highway 80, between Selma and Montgomery, Alabama, 2015
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Parkton, Maryland, 2005
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Oak Grove, Kentucky, 2017
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Erie, Pennsylvania
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Green River, Wyoming, 2013
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Interstate 83, Baltimore, Maryland, 2014
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Las Vegas, Nevada
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Tehachapi, California
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Elkview, West Virginia, 2016
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Woodstock, Virginia
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Location: USA

Posted: November 2017
Category: Photography

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