Iowa Pick of the Litter

These are my favorites of thousands of photographs I took of Iowa in 2002–2003.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

During the years of 2002 and 2003 I traveled Iowa. In part, this was to figure out the identity of  the state—what it means (or what it should mean) to live in Iowa. Toward this end I read histories and descriptions of the state, talked to others, and thought about it while I drove (and drove). I know, the whole notion is a little naive.

 

The other part of these travels was to photograph the state—to give my honest impression as an outsider who has lived in the state for ten years.