Monument Valley, Utah, 2021
14 1/2 x 22”, Epson HDR on Hahnemuhle Pearl
THE DEVIL'S HIGHWAY
The images in this collection are more personal, more elegiac–and all black-and-white. They bear witness to the fracturing of the American Dream, the demise of cowboy culture, the shrinking of small towns, ranches, and farms throughout western rural America. The themes she examines are reflected in a powerfully evocative short story by Pulitzer finalist William de Buys, also titled "The Devil’s Highway."
First published in 1992 in Story magazine, the deBuys story is reproduced in Myers' book for the first time.