online: american studies

© powerhouse books / jim dow - coca cola sign, us 72, burnsville, mississippi [1978] powerhouse books has an interesting release coming up. dubbed american studies, this 136-page hardcover is dedicated to the compelling visual craft of photographer jim dow. in a series of magnificent photographs he has captured much of iconic america, a country constantly reinventing itself visually in a relentless, unplanned process of change. documenting scenes and landscapes created by ordinary people, each image provides a rich and engaging narrative that is both familiar and foreign. the photos have been taken all over the u.s. and represent dow's work in this genre over a period of 40 years. powerhouse books will release american studies next may, but if you click [here] you can already pre-order your copy.
© powerhouse books / jim dow - poolroom at nora's midway truck stop, us 43, grove hill, alabama [1979]