Photographer Nick Meyer (previously featured here) photographs his hometown of Greenfield, Massachusetts for his latest series, “The Local.” Soon to be published as a photobook (MACK, 2021), “The Local” contends with the shifting socioeconomic landscape of small town America, both in a personal sense, as it relates to Meyer and his 30 year relationship with the town he grew up in, and more broadly, as a reference to the struggles facing rural communities across America.
Meyer moved back to Franklin County 10 years ago, and he describes it as the only place that has ever felt like home. “‘The Local’ is a double entendre that can be used to describe both setting and character,” he explains. “In this iteration, ‘The Local’ is a reference to a common place as well as the idea of a person, me, who is critical of the deterioration, disregard and metamorphoses of rural America, but still very much in love with the idiosyncrasies and hidden back alleys of a place both familiar and strange.”
See more from “The Local” below!