"Detroit." But there are more similarities than might first appear in his images of a once-great-city in decline and the landscape of the 100th meridian, the longitudinal line which runs through North and South Dakota, Nebraska, Kansas, Oklahoma and Texas. Like Detroit, this area was once at the leading edge of the U.S. economy. The historical dividing line between the East and the West, the area's population briefly surged as settlers moved west. In both series, Moore uses architecture and aging relics from another era to explore the history of the area.
ABOVE: The Yellow Porch, Sheridan County, Nebraska, 2013
ABOVE: Homesteaders Tree, Cherry County, 2011
ABOVE: Sears Roebuck No. 52, Rockfaced Wizard, Sheridan County, Nebraska, 2013
ABOVE: First Light, Cherry County, Nebraska, 2013
ABOVE: Cash Meier Barn, Shadbolt Ranch, Cherry County, Nebraska, 2012
ABOVE: Uncle Tweed, Sioux County, Nebraska, 2013
"Dirt Meridian" is on display at Yancey Richardson Gallery in New York City through Feb. 22, 2014.