A series of images taken during the years leading up to, and following, the 2016 presidential election by Southern California-based photographer Garrett Grove. Exploring themes of identity, anxiety and the current state of the American Dream, in rural communities he both lived in and travelled through, Grove explains:
“It was a time of personal disruption and self-examination, and as a result this project has become equal parts sociology and autobiography, reflecting my own psyche as much as it does that of the people and places I encountered while on the road. I went into these places with the intention of understanding something apart from myself, and in the process, created a picture of America that mirrors my own confusion of navigating a cultural identity that time is moving past.”
See more images from “Journey to the Interior” below.