The magazine of the photo-essay
February 2017 issue
by Emmanuel Georges
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Stephen Fry. British actor, writer and film & documentary maker
Traveling across the United States, the French photographer Emmanuel
Georges went in search of the American dream. Using a large-format
camera and a documentary-style approach, he captured the reality of
America encountered during his journey. At the same time, his
photographs reveal a finely tuned understanding of the poetry unique to
these places. The result is a kind of photographic road trip of more than
twenty thousand kilometers: from the former capital of the automobile
industry, Detroit, to Butte, Montana, once a mining city and now half-
deserted; through the Rust Belt from Pennsylvania to Arkansas, formerly
flourishing cities tell the story of the disappearance of an economic boom
Georges’s recurring motifs - decaying façades of industrial buildings,
garages, motels, movie theaters—become iconic images of American
urban landscapes. Profoundly permeated by an omnipresent sense of
melancholy, the empty streets, old cars, and abandoned gas stations are
testimony to the end of the American dream.
Eden, North Carolina.
Gas City, Indiana.
Williston, North Dakota.