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.


Steve drives us around in his covertible 2010 Mustang on an unusually warm spring day. Steve is giddy. Beyond happy. “I am a millionaire” Steve boasts. Steve runs a local bar. But he didn’t make his money selling beer. His family all got rich , along with many residents, with oil development leases. Williston has 1% unemploment rate. 2.5 billion dollars flows like black crude through this community every month. Boomtown is an understatement. Lots of smiles. Steve paid cash for his convertable. Nice ride. Antoine was a bit chilly in the back seat..
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Steve drives us around in his covertible 2010 Mustang on an unusually warm spring day. Steve is giddy. Beyond happy. “I am a millionaire” Steve boasts. Steve runs a local bar. But he didn’t make his money selling beer. His family all got rich , along with many residents, with oil development leases. Williston has 1% unemploment rate. 2.5 billion dollars flows like black crude through this community every month. Boomtown is an understatement. Lots of smiles. Steve paid cash for his convertable. Nice ride. Antoine was a bit chilly in the back seat..
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