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George R. Stewart's U.S. 40

George R. Stewart/U.S. Route 40 Rephotography Project

In 1953, George R. Stewart published U.S. 40: Cross Section of the United States or America, a landmark book about everyday life along the highway. The book contains 114 photographs and 92 interpretive essays. Scholars and writers have cited this work as influential to the study of road as a form of place.

I've been revisiting the scenes in this book for the past 35 years and since 2005 I have been documenting the changes that have occurred during the past 60 years. At each scene I have been shooting high resolution digital images, 35mm B&W negatives and chromes, and 360-degree virtual reality images. I am also shooting medium format B&W negatives and chromes using a camera that is an exact clone to the one used by Stewart. My goal is to have these images published in the first complete update to Stewart's original book.

This work is being coordinated with the George Stewart estate.

If you are interested in contributing to this project, please visit my Kickstarter project page. If you would like to be a corporate or organizational sponsor, please contact me. Here are some suggestions for corporate or organizational sponsorship:

  • Financial support
  • Vouchers, reward points or giftcards for air travel
  • Voucher for a car rental
  • Vouchers or giftcards for gasoline purchases
  • Vouchers, reward points or giftcards for motel stays
  • Vounchers or giftcards for restaurants

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