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Joan Myers & William deBuys, The Devils Highway: On the Road in the American West

Fri, Oct 07


Collected Works Bookstore

Joan Myers & William deBuys, The Devils Highway: On the Road in the American West

In this collaboration a photographer and an author continue to explore their love of the West and the cultural change taking place in it.

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Date, Time & Location

Oct 07, 2022, 6:00 PM MDT

Collected Works Bookstore, 202 Galisteo St, Santa Fe, NM 87501, USA

About the Event

This will be an in-store presentation and we will live stream the evening on Zoom, please register to watch here.

If you are attending in person, for your safety and those around you, we will be requiring all audience members wear a mask.

Purchase The Devil's Highway online here or call the store to order your signed copy (505) 988-4226.

With this haunting new collection of photographs, Joan Myers continues the decades-long journey she began in Where the Buffalo Roamed (with Lucy Lippard), documenting the changing landscape and culture of the American West. The images in this new collection are more personal, more elegiac—and all black-and-white. They bear witness to the fracturing of the American Dream, the demise of cowboy culture, and the shrinking of small towns, ranches, and farms throughout western rural America. The themes she examines are reflected in The Devil’s Highway, a powerfully evocative short story by Pulitzer finalist William deBuys, first published in 1992 in Story magazine and reproduced here for the first time. Myers and deBuys previously collaborated on Salt Dreams: Land and Water in Low-Down California, which inspired the highly acclaimed film, The Colorado.

About the Photographer and Author

Joan Myers has been photographing for more than forty-five years. Her highly acclaimed work has been the subject of three Smithsonian exhibitions, more than fifty solo and eight group shows, and eleven books.

William deBuys is the author of ten books, a Pulitzer Prize nonfiction finalist, and the recipient of a 2008–2009 Guggenheim Fellowship.

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