Robyn Hasty ‘Homeland’

Spotlight on June 22, 2011 9:05 am

I found Robyn’s Homeland series through this NPR story. In her words:

“Homeland” is a Wet Plate Collodion photo essay documenting the collapse of the American economy by focusing on the people who are re-envisioning and rebuilding life within it. By documenting grassroots efforts across the country, this project aims to connect disparate communities and individuals into a national movement with common ideological threads.

Cities such as New Orleans, Detroit, Pittsburgh and NYC will be documented, as well as many smaller towns and rural areas in between. The range of projects documented will include urban farms, bicycle collectives, off-the grid homes, alternative fuel producers, art and theatre collectives, community dinners, free schools and after-school programs, squats, itinerants, tent cities and many other grassroots social practices.

These grassroots practices are being sought out because of my belief that they constitute a cohesive counter-movement to major social and economic failures of globalized American capitalism. I also believe that the individuals who live in the areas of this country that have been most neglected by industry and investment have been more able to adapt to decaying infrastructure with visionary spirit. It is within this context of renewal within collapse that I situate “Homeland”.

-From Robyn Hasty’s website

See more, here.

 

Robyn Hasty - from NPR.org

Robyn Hasty - from NPR.org

Robyn Hasty - from NPR.org

Robyn Hasty - from NPR.org

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