That last notion is at the heart of this 384-page book. Railroads and photography came of age together in the nineteenth century and share a dynamic relationship in the twenty-first. That relationship flows from the traditions of both photojournalism and commercial photography, and it is defined today by the paradox of continuity and change.
Drawing from the Center’s talented community of image-makers and from their own lifelong interests in railroads and the visual arts, editors Alexander Craghead and Scott Lothes present a stunning body of work in a lavish production. As a bonus to commemorate the Center’s 25th anniversary, eight foldouts are included with spectacular railroad images that could not be limited to two pages of coverage.
Continuity & Change: The Lure of North American Railroads is a landmark book that makes the compelling case that the union of railroads and photography is as rich and potent as ever.
- Publication date: September 1, 2022
- Pre-orders begin here on August 1, 2022
- Hardcover, 11×11 inches, 384 pages, 230 photographs
- $65 plus $9 for domestic shipping (It weighs 6.5 pounds!)