Here’s a nice find: Today Dallas/Marfa-based photographer Nancy Newberry (included in the last Texas Biennial) is featured in the New York Times’ special “Lens” section, which covers photography and photojournalism. Seventeen photos from her project “Halfway to Midland” make up a full slideshow, and in a written interview Newberry talks to Matt McCann about the impetus for the photos and her philosophy of taking pictures in her native Texas.
Those who know Newberry’s work will be familiar with the imagery; this particular body of work starts where her Mum series leaves off and further illuminates the lives of rural and small-town high school cheerleaders, marching-band kids and football players, as well as some of her more immediate neighbors’ nesting instincts. (And she’s right: That mirrored horse from the house next door is looking pretty good. I would have offered to buy it, too.)