Says Stephanie: The work is the realization of an age-old dream — to roam about remote bits of North America equipped with scarce resources and a borderline naïve sense of wonder. Over the last three years, I’ve traveled in an RV coast to coast documenting the intimacies of this stripped-down lifestyle. This feels all the more relevant in a world where we tend to pile up in urban clusters and travel to crowded destinations, leaving the rest of the land largely uninhabited and its few inhabitants largely unheard of. The aim of this project is to create a photographic diary that evokes joy, mystery, limitlessness and the intimacies of traveling in North America.
Stephanie Foden is a freelance documentary photographer who works mainly in North and South America. Her work, which often explores themes of culture, adventure and journeys, depicts a deep, delicate sense of intimacy and mystery, however paradoxical it might sound. Her work has been recognized by the Magenta Foundation, Art Pill’s 30 Under 30 Women Photographers, NPAC, RMG Exposed, Smithsonian Magazine photo contest, TAPSA and the National Geographic Award at the Eddie Adams Workshop. Stephanie has worked with The New York Times, National Geographic Travel, The Guardian, ESPN, Amnesty International and Parts Unknown.