A RECENT HISTORY

A Recent History addresses historical and cultural landmarks throughout the rural Palouse region in the form of battlefields, roadside memorials, and American Indian sacred sites. These images are made by physically turning my back on the signifier in order to make a photograph. This process reflects a deliberate response to the sanitized perspective of the tourists gaze and questions the authenticity of how we label the landscape in regards to its cultural or historical significance. 

All images © by Zach Mazur