Invisible City: Daniel Shea Creates Fiction from Documentary Photos

February 28, 2013

By Dzana Tsomondo

© Daniel Shea

Utilizing the language of documentary photography, and relying on historical research on the Rust Belt of southern Illinois, Daniel Shea created a history of the rise and fall of a fictitious mining town called Blisner, Illinois. Click on the Photo Gallery link below to see more images.

… the members of even the smallest nation will never know most of their fellow-members, meet them, or even hear of them, yet in the minds of each lives the image of their communion. —Benedict Anderson, Imagined Communities Small children at play, scrambling heedlessly beneath the rusty stanchions of a bridge. The dilapidated corner of a warehouse, strewn with debris,...

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