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Viewfinder: Brendon Burton

Photographer Brendon Burton grew in up in the small town of Myrtle Creek, Oregon (population 3,439), but now says that “no city is big enough” for him.  His photos, however, are mostly set in rural places outside of Portland.  Burton’s…

Viewfinder: Leland Payton

Leland Payton is a photographer and writer who runs Lens & Pen Press with his wife Crystal. Their books feature writing and photography primarily about the Midwest and Ozarks, where the couple spends a lot of time exploring small towns.…

Viewfinder: Cody Weber

In 2013, twenty-six-year-old Cody Weber began exploring his family history by photographing in and around his hometown of Keokuk, Iowa. This sparked his ambitious project Forgotten Iowa, for which Weber plans to photograph…

Viewfinder: Nic Persinger

West Virginia native Nic Persinger makes photos of people, landscapes and objects, but he considers them all portraits. Taking photos almost exclusively in his home state, Persinger says he used to approach photography with a point to…

Viewfinder: Chris Jackson

Chris Jackson's love of photography started “out of necessity” and a desire to capture his friends riding their BMX bikes. Now he works for several publications, taking pictures in and around his home state of West…

Viewfinder: Ryan Dorgan

Ryan Dorgan began taking pictures during his sophomore year of college, when a camera literally showed up on his doorstep. He’s now a photojournalist in Casper, Wyoming, where he spends much of his time taking pictures of the…
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