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For more than 20 years, London-based photographer Nadav Kander has been adding to his series God’s Country, re-examining the great American outdoors as a place where untouched wilderness does not exist. His family knows about being on the move: “My dad lived in Germany, ended up in Israel and then we went to South Africa,” he says. “[My] history makes me an outsider in a way, and I’ve become interested in the fringes because of it.” As Kander travelled through the United States from coast to coast, he was drawn to the spaces between cities – flat, monochromatic land; parking lots; defunct race tracks. The celebrated portrait photographer, who has shot the likes of Barack Obama and Jodie Foster, isn’t interested in purely natural settings, even when it comes to landscapes; instead, he’s searching for the marks of human intervention. In this series, Kander conveys the isolation of solitary figures dwarfed by the vast, open spaces they find themselves in.
 

The World, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 2001

The World, Savannah, Georgia, USA, 2001
 

Tourist, Monument Valley, Utah, USA, 1996

Tourist, Monument Valley, Utah, USA, 1996
 

Diver, Salt Lake, Utah, USA, 1997

Diver, Salt Lake, Utah, USA, 1997
 

Telegraph Poles, Texas, USA, 1995

Telegraph Poles, Texas, USA, 1995
 

Crowd and Sand Dune I, New Mexico, USA, 2005

Crowd and Sand Dune I, New Mexico, USA, 2005
 

Cowboy, Los Angeles, USA, 2005

Cowboy, Los Angeles, USA, 2005
 

Monument, Utah, USA, 1995

Monument, Utah, USA, 1995

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