Portsmouth, Iowa

Portsmouth, Iowa, ink-jet print, 14" x 21", 2014

Thomas Payne earned a BA in Journalism from the University of Oklahoma and an MFA in Photography from the State University of New York at Buffalo.  He is a Professor of Art and the Chair of the Art Department at Wartburg College in Waverly, Iowa.  His work has been exhibited in cities and towns throughout Iowa, as well as in many other venues across the country.

The artist writes that this image is "part of a larger project in which I photographed every town in Iowa.  Well, I exaggerate — I am about five or six towns short.  But I am going to catch those pretty soon.  I started this project about fifteen years ago, and several sets of images have sprung from it.  The most recent is contained in the website io-wa.com.  Here I categorize all that is interesting in the state."

See more of Thomas Payne's work at io-wa.com

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