The end result is a book called Frontcountry, in which the 60,000 photographs he took over those seven years are distilled to a mere 60...
Lucas Foglia: es mirages de l’OuestLe Monde June 28, 2014
Des espaces infinis, rongés par les mines de cuivre, d’or ou les gisements de pétrole. Des paysages mythiques mais traumatisés. Pendant sept ans,
le photographe Lucas Foglio a arpenté les terres du Wyoming, du Texas, du Montana. Et interrogé la place de l’homme dans cette autre conquête de l’Ouest.
Off The Beaten Path: The Photographs Of Lucas FogliaThe Wild Magazine May 6, 2014
Lucas Foglia photographs communities far from our quick cities. Between 2006 and 2013, the Yale School of Art graduate traveled throughout America’s south east and rural midwest for his photography series “A Natural Order” and “Frontcountry,” respectively. The former, a poignant homage to self-sufficiency, documents the agrarian lifestyle of families that reside off the grid together, farming and living off the forest’s natural resources.
REVIEW: Lucas Foglia at Michael Hoppen GalleryRachel Holmes, The Metropolist April 25, 2014
Exhibiting at Michael Hoppen Contemporary until 10th May, Lucas Foglia’s Frontcountry is a breath of fresh air. Shot over several years in the scarcely populated states of Idaho, Montana, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming, Foglia’s photos present noble mythologies of the Great American West. Horses rear against a skyline of rolling mountains, mammoth clouds hover over vast plains as cowboys mill about in an ordinary wilderness.
Lucas Foglia: Front CountryFlip Magazine April 12, 2014
Between 2006 and 2013, Lucas Foglia travelled 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.
A natural order, Lucas Foglia, a touching document of life off the grid...We Heart Magazine Online April 7, 2014
Photographer Lucas Foglia had an unconventional upbringing. While the world was throwing up malls, sending up defence satellites and lapping up consumer technology in the 80s, his home was a Long Island farm, just 30 miles from the Gordon Geckos of Wall Street, where his parents had put down roots as followers of the back-to-the-land movement, which advocated self-sufficiency in all things.
A Mining Boom Is Transforming the American WestBruno Bayley, Vice April 2, 2014
Lucas Foglia's new project, Frontcountry, took seven years to complete. Edited down from 60,000 photos to just 60, his pictures document the current mining boom transforming the American West. Depictions of rural Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Texas and Wyoming mark the contradictions of industry and wilderness as well as their importance to the people who live in these isolated places...
Call of the wild: photographer Lucas Foglia beds down in the American westSean O'Hagan, The Guardian April 1, 2014
'Frontcountry': photographer Lucas Foglia captures the American heartlandsJonathan Bell, Wallpaper* magazine March 28, 2014
Lucas Foglia would be the first to admit that his photographs have a life of their own beyond their subjects. The San Francisco-based photographer has just opened his latest show, 'Frontcountry', at the Michael Hoppen Contemporary gallery, as well as a book of the same name published via the Nazraeli Press...
Amazing pictures from a small town farmboy reveal the shocking effect of America’s mining boomCorner Magazine Online March 26, 2014
Raised on a small family farm in New York before studying at Brown and Yale School of Art, artist Lucas Foglia (b.1983) clearly feels a strong connection with rural America.
Lucas Foglia, FrontcountryWall Street International Magazine Online March 26, 2014
"This little town has nothing. It's dying on the vine. But when the company owns a mine here, it'll bring jobs and make eveything in the 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.
Frontcountry: Lucas Foglia, Michael Hoppen Gallery, LondonAesthetica Magazine March 26, 2014
Running from March 28 - May 10 the exhibition, Frontcountry: Lucas Foglia will address the wild and sparsely populated American West, with all its romantic and historical connotations. This is a landscape currently facing a massive social and economic upheaval as a new mining boom transforms the lives of those living there.
Lucas Foglia’s new Wild WestLiz Jobey, Financial Times March 21, 2014
For Lucas Foglia, who was born in 1983 and grew up in Huntingdon, Long Island, 30 miles from Manhattan, the American West was a mythological place, largely created by Hollywood, but still a physical territory, out there to be discovered. So in 2006, the year after he graduated from Brown University, he set off on a journey that took him to North Carolina, down to Florida, across to New Mexico and then up through Texas, Wyoming and Nevada. “What I expected when I went there was a frontier,” he says. “I expected wilderness; people living on the edge of it. I imagined cowboys and ghost towns. And what I encountered was a mining boom.”
Lucas Foglia’s breathtaking images glimpse into America’s ‘off-grid’ communitiesJames Cartwright, It's Nice That September 24, 2012
The “back to the land movement” families and communities of modern America are some of the least-documented elements in the make-up of modern capitalism’s heartland. Their rejection of contemporary technologies and lifestyles in favour of a more natural, perhaps primitive, existence is so at odds with the USA’s ideals and objectives that you’d struggle not to be fascinated by the manner in which these extraordinary folks choose to live.
Lucas Foglia spent his formative years living in one such community and since 2006 has returned to his roots to document the lives of other ‘off-grid’ inhabitants in their day-to-day activities, armed with nothing more than a camera and his camper van.