Susan Lipper


Contemporary Photographers


“It was only recently that I decided on a name for this series: Off Route 80. Before that the work done in Grapevine Hollow, West Virginia, since 2006 was provisionally called New Landscapes. My reticence in giving the series a title stemmed from a desire to resist naming a specific place or region, in this case Appalachia with its negative connotations dating back from before the Civil War. To do so would be declaring the work a documentary record -which of course it is, albeit a highly subjective one, belonging to a tradition where the artist admits to being part of the situation portrayed.” - Susan Lipper. Make sure to look at the images individually, and don’t miss the videos!