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Western Artifacts

Stephen Johnson

This series began in 1982 with the photograph of a Truck Stop Sign in Winnemucca, Nevada. I realized later that I had been noticing these strange and telling landmarks throughout my travels around the American West. Simultaneously both symbols and relics, I was intrigued by how the American West saw itself, drew people to its attractions, protested, left things behind and reached for the completely improbable. It seems almost everything I run across suggests another line of thought.

After finishing the Central Valley exhibit in 1986, I started to concentrate more on photographing these symbols and assembling past work. This remains an ongoing project and I would appreciate any information of such western wonders your may have come across.

Photographs (shown above)
Marlboro Man. Lone Pine, CA 1982..
Truck Stop Sign, Winnemucca, Nevada. 1982.
Landsharks, 1984.

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