Published by Konemann
Charcoal-black storm clouds bear down on a strip of beachfront houses in Texas. A young family poses in front of their mobile home. A pint-sized Huck Finn stands on the tailgate of a pickup truck, fishing rod in hand. These are some of the views photographer Jeff Dunas captured over several trips across the country. He was searching for signs of America from the mid-century?remnants of the childhood he remembers?before it vanishes from the landscape. In stark contrast to the wretchedness often portrayed in photographs of people on the fringes of society, these faces are hopeful, proud, almost heroic. Grain elevators, rusty cars, even a rundown corner bar takes on a mythic quality in Dunas' full page sepiatone portraits.