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Our Smallest Towns
From Alabama to Wyoming, photographer Dennis Kitchen has roamed the lonesome highways to capture the quirky quintessence of Small Town, America. Journeying to the least populated town in each of the fifty states, Kitchen has discovered places so small that "the groom had to hold the shotgun himself." His beautiful, sepia-toned panoramic portraits are accompanied by intervi...more
Paperback, 112 pages
Published August 1st 1995 by Chronicle Books (CA)
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Patterns in what I read. I am fascinated by the notion of the soul of the soil. That almost indefinable quality that sets one place apart from another. State historical journals are great for this, by the way. Anyway, this book is a fun project Kitchen decided to pursue. In 1995, he assembled a list of the smallest official town in each of the fifty states, then wrote to each town, asking permission to try to get a group shot of as many of the residents as possible, in front of some town landmar...more