This Land is Your Land

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The words of Woody Guthrie were ringing in my head as I scrolled through my snapshots trying to capture this story. They say we’re a nation of laws but I say we’re a land of people. I’ve nearly run off the road trying to photograph a stunning sunset, but in the end it’s the faces that make me stop and reflect.



diner guy

gay pride

antique lady

lil cboy

support our troops

“From California to the New York island
From the Redwood Forest, to the gulf stream waters
This land was made for you and me.”


fishiong woman





subway guys

“Cathy, I’m lost, I said though I knew she was sleeping
And I’m empty and aching and I don’t know why
Counting the cars on the New Jersey Turnpike
They’ve all come to look for America
All come to look for America
All come to look for America…”

flag1Ken Carlton has been traversing the back roads of the United States since the summer of his junior year of high school. More of these images can be found on Instagram @mrswagnerspies


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