GUP Author



Matt Wilson

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Stateside is an outsiders view of the American Dream. As an English man traveling the American landscape, it appeared to Matt Wilson that the American Dream ended some time ago, and they have been resolutely awake since the 1970s. That is when the industrial boom first started to fail leaving once prosperous towns and communities to fail and decay in the vast American wilderness.

These sad and difficult images of a landscape once bright with promise and opportunity have a dour tone with washed out whites, browns and greys. The tale that these photos leave us with is of a land which has been left to rot and deteriorate and its people along with it.