Paper Over Board, 10 X 7.5 In. / 112 Pages / 50 Color Photographs
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Portsmouth, documents the deindustrialization of the small, Appalachian river town of Portsmouth, Ohio.
Portsmouth: Collected Saturdays is a volume of images that show the hardships of deindustrialization, floods, and crime in Portsmouth. Ken D. Ashton's photographs show the other side of Appalachia, with its fair share of unsuccessful socioeconomic undertakings. Through the scope of Portsmouth, Ashton portrays the macro effects of deindustrialization on small-town America. Ashton investigates the urban landscape, finding signs of depopulation and exploring how its influence affects our thoughts, actions, and imaginations.
Ken D. Ashton's photographic work explores urban neighborhoods that experience transition as well as communities that have remained intact. For over fifteen years, Ashton has worked on Megalopolis, a photographic encyclopedia of communities from Washington, DC to Boston, MA.