1. Twenty-first century snapshots made with late-twentieth century technique according to mid-twentieth century values; the slide sequence is basically chronological and west-to-east.

2. Let me share this: I live in a small, godforsaken Rust Belt town where an insensate fear and latent hostility underlie and define virtually every public interaction. A camera, in this place, in this context, is an object of great suspicion.

3. Can photography still speak to the human condition?

4. Res ipsa loquitur.