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by Sam Contis

 

From Sam Contis's first book, Deep Springs (MACK, 2017). These photographs center on Deep Springs College, a small, all-male liberal arts school in a remote desert valley east of the Sierra Nevada. Combining archival images made by the college's first students a century ago with new pictures, Contis explores the construction of myth, place, and masculine identity in the enduring imagery of the American West.

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american culture
americana
history
black-and-white photography
photography
BOMB 140
Summer 2017
The cover of BOMB 140
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