The 100th meridian or Dirt Meridian is the line of longitude that splits the United States right down the middle. The region is often referred to as Flyover Country but for New York City-based photographer Andrew Moore, the distinctly dry and flat landscape offers a multitude of opportunities for expressive photography.
The region has largely been deserted by its erstwhile occupants for a variety of reasons including the general inhospitability of the area.
Dirt Meridian is not intended to be simply nostalgic or incite viewers to ponder what might have been. Rather, it is dedicated to those people for whom the region represents an unfulfilled promise but who still decided to stay and make their lives there.
Ultimately, Dirt Meridian pays homage to the 100th meridian despite its imperfections and unfulfilled potential.
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