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The remote New Mexico community of Pie Town is famous for the photographs that Farm Security Administration photographer Russell Lee made there during the Great Depression. In this book author-photographer Arthur Drooker documents his own travels to Pie Town to find out what became of it seventy years after Lee visited.

Pie Town Revisited includes a dozen Russell Lee images and fifty-two images Drooker made that capture the soul of the place and its people today. In addition to these color photographs, Drooker’s essay describes his experience creating this unique historical record. The work is a portrait in words and pictures of the rugged individualists in this tight-knit community, recalling an America as it was and as it yearns to be again. Pie Town, as Drooker sees it, is indeed as American as apple pie.

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Books
Book: Heavy Metal by Arthur Drooker

One man’s trash, the saying goes, is another man’s treasure. That’s certainly true in this series of photographs I made at the Schnitzer Steel recycling facility in Oakland, California. If you reside in the Bay Area and have discarded a can, abandoned an automob...

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Arthur Drooker
Conventional Wisdom

Every year, according to a Convention Industry Council study, there are 1.8 million conventions, conferences, meetings and trade shows in the United States. These gatherings directly support 1.7 million jobs, $263 billion in spending, and $14.3 billion in federal tax revenue. As ...

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Arthur Drooker: Pie Town Revisited

Pie Town Revisited is an exploration of history and memory through photography. Pie Town is a remote community on the Continental Divide in New Mexico, about 160 miles southwest of Albuquerque. Population: 70, maybe. It has no stores, no sidewalks, not even a stoplight. It’s th...

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Arthur Drooker –Lost Worlds

Any visitor to Arthur Drooker’s online portfolio can see that this American photographer only has eyes for ruins. For his latest work, Lost Worlds: Ruins of America, Drooker roamed the Caribbean, Mexico, Central and South America in search monasteries, temples, fortresses and o...