“A town built by men, where women shined like stars in the sky. A small slice still remains.”
Photographer Hunter Barnes has an extraordinary ability to document aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative. In this most recent work, he explores the Las Vegas that was.
“In a golden era filled with friends of friends, everybody dressed to the nines.” These photographs celebrate the old Vegas, the people who shaped the town in its heyday. Not much of that is left but here are the people and landmarks that remain today that represent the life ‘Off The Strip’. Hunter’s powerful portraits remember those in “the greatest town you could live in [where] the spirit of old Las Vegas still remains.”
Hardback; 80PP; 40+ colour and b/w photographs
275 x 230mm / 10.75 x 9 in