Walking Houston

By  |  May 30, 2017
All photos © Micah Fields All photos © Micah Fields

Artist: Micah Fields

Project: Houston, Saturated

Description: With a backpack full of disposable cameras, Micah Fields walked over a hundred miles of Houston—his hometown, a city notorious for its “unwalkability”—to capture its vibrant communities and surprising geographical “idiosyncrasies.” The images that make up Houston, Saturated, like Houston itself, are “a bit finicky and unpredictable,” Fields says, “blurred on the edges, varyingly focused, and, above all, saturated with the city’s remarkable multiplicity.” 

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Micah Fields is from Houston, and received the Oxford American’s 2018-19 Jeff Baskin Writers Fellowship. He lives in Helena, Montana, and his book about Houston’s story of development and storms is forthcoming from W. W. Norton. 

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