27 Feb '12, 12pm

A new documentary project reacquaints urban train riders with rural life:

A new documentary project reacquaints urban train riders with rural life:

Photo by Lisa Hamilton. Click to see the Real Rural site. You know that feeling you get when the door to someone else’s world opens just long enough that you forget you’re in your own? That slight expansion we experience when we hear someone’s true story is what motivated documentary photographer and writer Lisa Hamilton’s latest project, Real Rural (and all of her other work too, from what I can tell). As the name suggests, the project is an effort to introduce the people of California’s cities to their often invisible, rural counterparts. Hamilton traveled nearly 10,000 miles around the Golden State taking photographs and asking questions about the lives of a wide range of people living in a range of landscapes. The result, which she describes as “a window onto the vast mosaic that is rural California,” is currently being displayed within the trains within the Bay Area R...

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