Looking For America
Our search for the America that is unexplored by conventional media, hidden in the lives of extraordinarily diverse people who make up a nation that is constantly remaking and renewing itself. Over the next year, we will look for these pockets of changes and rebirths, and reveal them through the lenses of the world's best photographers.

David Alan Harvey and Antoine D’Agata are currently hurtling towards the oil boomtown Williston, North Dakota, in hot pursuit of one of the most unique frontier stories in modern-day America: the changes that a small plains town sees when oil money comes to town. Their story will be first component of a major chapter in Magnum’s Looking For America saga, one that will focus on changing times in the storied expanses of America’s Great Plains.


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motel 6 #3

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motel 6 # 2
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Motel 6 Happy Hour
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Late afternoon thunderstorm. Parking lot of the airport. On our way to Motel 6. Too late to drive to boom town. We have a monster camper van. Stay tuned.
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All alone in the Bismarck, N Dakota airport. Life in the fast lane. A bit pissed off. Waiting for Antoine D’Agata who is arriving in a few hours from Paris to work with me on BIG MEN LOOK FOR BIG OIL. I just made up that title but we are shooting on a Magnum project Looking For America. The rest of the gang is in Rochester. Having fun, telling stories, camaraderie all the way. The van we will live in for five days can’t be found. I am getting a headache. We are heading into a wild west town. Lotsa money, noplace to live, 99% men and two strip clubs. I think i turned left when i shoulda turned right.
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