For most of the last forty years, my work as a photographer has focused on America’s industrial and post-industrial regions. I’ve published books on the Ohio River Valley, the Gulf Coast, and the cities of Cleveland, Ohio and Wheeling, West Virginia. I taught photography for three decades in the heart of the Rust Belt, at the University of Akron in Ohio. However, I’ve never felt entirely at home in the US: I have always had an ill-defined longing for the landscapes that I knew while growing up overseas. I spent much of my childhood in hill towns around the Mediterranean...
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