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Melissa K. Stallard, Chicago

Melissa K. Stallard is a Chicago based photographer. Of this series, she says ‘Worth The Trip is a reflection of the cultural landscape; specifically the areas between my former home in Tennessee and my current in Chicago. The deliberate use of color coupled with unique perspective, subjectivity, and the traditional documentary style captures the passage of time within the contemporary American landscape, as well as the people that created it. In these photographs grandiose monuments and picturesque landscapes must yield to the ordinary, which truly defines a culture. In fact, these subjects are so commonplace, that with a glance, many disregard their importance’.

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