“This little town has nothing. It’s dying on the vine. But when the company opens a mine here, it’ll bring jobs and make everything in town bigger and better. There are people who want that boost to the community. I’m not one of them. The mine will ruin this mountain and you’ll never find land this beautiful anywhere else.” Randy Stowell, Big Springs Ranch, Oasis, Nevada 2012
Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia traveled throughout rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas, and Wyoming, some of the least populated regions in the United States. Frontcountry is a photographic account of people living in the midst of a mining boom that is transforming the modern American West.
Nazraeli Press will publish the project in 2014. Fredericks & Freiser Gallery in New York City, Michael Hoppen Contemporary in London and Robischon Gallery in Denver will exhibit the photographs.