Survey [The Mason-Dixon Line]: Colin Stearns

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Beginning in 1763, Charles Mason and Jeremiah Dixon surveyed 300 miles of wilderness over the span of four years and ten months, all the while foreshadowing a cultural barrier that has stood the test of time. “Survey [The Mason Dixon Line]” is Colin Stearns' exhibition of large-format black and white prints that resulted from his “walking the path made by Mason and Dixon looking for the beginning of this country's compass, in the process, imagining the vision they saw. I photographed this border of cultural distinction at the places of its occurrence. This border was created before states were states, before the Union was chartered and before the Civil War.” His work has been exhibited in Auckland, New Zealand, Pingyao, China, Tokyo, Japan, and New York, and recently published in the Oxford American Magazine, Supermassive Black Hole magazine and Conveyor magazine. Stearns is an assistant professor of Photography at Parsons The New School for Design in New York City.

Above image © Colin Stearns 2009-2013

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