Spanning across two decades, This Great Land is an ongoing photographic series by R. Nelson Parrish. This is the supporting material for 21 Flags. Using traditional film, the images are taken from explorations of the highways and byways through America’s heartland. The fabric of US is found within the landscape, the symbols and most importantly, the people. Traveling in his trusty pickup, Parrish’s images weave in and out of interstates, city streets and blue highways, documenting the tapestry of this great land. Each image is a thread that colors the narrative of who and what we are. Nothing is permanent except change, and within these changes, our story is told.
Copyright R. Nelson Parrish 2018