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July 17, 2008

Disappearing America

Looking over his 50 years of work, David Plowden sees an America on the move, an America in transit. He has unbounded admiration for the people he has met and photographed along the way - the quiet competence and sense of duty he saw in the men and women of America's towns and rural areas.

But David hasn't published a photo in about two years. He talks with Dick Gordon about what stops him: namely, the feeling that the America he knew is gone, and with it, many of the people he photographed with such admiration.

Music

John Henry by Etta Baker for the album Railroad Bill; Steam Train by Ed Kuepper for the album Reflections of Ol' Golden Eye; Canadian Railroad Trilogy by Gordon Lightfoot for the album Gord's Gold

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