Day one on the road and we’re bellying up to the buffet at Jones Kitchen in Jessup, where the locals mocked us for not piling our plates high enough. Brett, our vegan assistant, had to make do with iceberg lettuce, watermelon, and white rice. Pretty sure it’ll get a lot easier for him when we really hit the sticks.
– The LBM Dispatch in Georgia, in cooperation with @scaddotedu, for the New York Times Magazine. (at Jones’s Kitchen; Jesup, Ga)
Today we are packing for our seventh and final LBM Dispatch in Georgia. As in the past, we’ll be assisted by students – in this case in cooperation from our project sponsor, The Savannah College of Art and Design. But for this final trip we’ll be taking a slightly different approach to the publishing of the Dispatch. In hopes of spreading the word about our little newspaper, we’re working with a slightly larger publisher, The New York Times Magazine. But hard-core LBM fans will be comforted to know that we’ll still publish a full-scale Dispatch after our work debuts in the Times. In the meantime, follow our journey on Instagram and Tumblr.
So happy with the way Texas Triangle is coming together. We should start shipping next week.
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Beer and Photographs (and Soth/Zellar) tonight in Austin! 7pm at the Harry Ransom Center.
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From November 19 through December 6, The LBM Dispatch will be on the road in the Lone Star State, exploring the people, places, and mythology of the megapolitan area known as the Texas Triangle. This 60,000-square-mile territory, home to more than 70% of the Texas population, includes the cities of Dallas, Fort Worth, Austin, Houston, and San Antonio, as well as countless small communities where the ethos and folklore of the Old South and the Wild West converged to create an utterly unique culture that continues to loom large in the national imagination.
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From February 12th through February 28th, Alec Soth and Brad Zellar were on the road in California, traveling in the Valleys of Silicon, San Joaquin, and Death for the fourth installment of The LBM Dispatch. While each of these valleys has a distinct character, all of them loom large in the country’s history and mythology of success, failure, dreams, and futility. Continuing The Dispatch’s examination of community in the 21st-century United States, Three Valleys explores the brave new worlds and pervasive virtuality of Silicon Valley, the Depression-era remnants of agricultural settlements and immigrant communities in the San Joaquin, and the other-worldly boom-and-bust landscapes of Death Valley, where the Manson Family holed up at the tail end of the 1960s.
These are ‘newspapers’ quite unlike what used to lump onto your rainy front porch every morning: shrewd, superlative photographs; original, provocative, un-expectable text, which — taken together — bring the news the way Evans and Agee brought the news, but that hasn’t quite been seen since. – Richard Ford
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