Garrett Grove – Journey to the Interior

Journey to the Interior (2014-2018) focuses on themes of identity, anxiety and the current state of the American Dream, such as it was in the rural communities I lived in and travelled through while working on this project. The photographs were taken during the time leading up to, and following the 2016 presidential election. I went into these places with the intention of understanding something that was apart from myself, and in the process, created a picture of America that mirrors my own confusion of navigating a cultural identity that no longer, if ever, worked.