Driftless, Stories from Iowa

Thanks to Something to Say, I had the privilege to see this documentary about Iowa, and hear the director, Danny Frazier, talk about his hopes, dreams and intention in making the film and sharing the photographs.

It is brilliant in its simplicity and enormity, simultaneously and richly evoking all the dreams, nightmares and reality of a disintegrating American landscape.

We lost the mills.

We lost manufacturing.

Farm Barn For Sale, Galilee, PA ©

We are losing the farms.

Each passing day another piece of the United States seems to disappear.

Ray's Farm - Cemetery Road ©

With Autumn settling into our bones, and Winter hours away, I watch with greedy eyes as my neighbours turn grass into bales of hay and wonder how long it will be before they, too, are gone.

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