“When a close friend moved to Wyoming to work at the public radio station there, I went to visit. The community felt small and the land felt wilder, harsher and more open than anything I had experienced,” says Foglia. “Besides tourism, ranching and mining were the main industries. And both those industries depend on the land and extract from the land. It was that idea that drew me back to photograph.” Between 2006 and 2013, Foglia travelled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United States.
This new body of work, some 61 images selected from a staggering 60,000 made over six years, is very different in feel from Foglia’s
Lucas Foglia went into the wild to take the pictures for Frontcountry – his latest enquiry into the way people live in the remotest parts of America.
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