Gun Owners In The American West

Alyssa, Courtney, Josh, Colten, Remington 12 Gauge

 

Artist Daniel George is the Edge of Humanity Magazine contributor of this social documentary photography.  These images are from his project ‘Nobody Wanted‘.  To see Daniel’s projects click on any image.

 

Dwayne, Weatherby 12 Gauge

Dwayne, Weatherby 12 Gauge

 

Menan Butte State Historical Marker, Madison County

Menan Butte State Historical Marker,
Madison County

 

Kai, Jed, Daniel, .243 Rifle

Kai, Jed, Daniel, .243 Rifle

 

In the American West, vast areas of remote, arid terrain were historically disregarded by early settlers and described as “the lands nobody wanted.”  In the Upper Snake River Valley of Eastern Idaho, parts of these sagebrush desert expanses, now overseen by the Federal Bureau of Land Management, are regularly used by local gun-owners for target shooting. My work is an examination of this culture and tradition, which is rooted in the concept of rugged individualism, the myth of the frontier, and a strict championing of the Second Amendment. Through the documentation of landscapes, artifacts, and individuals, I am considering the social, political, and ecological issues that intersect and complicate this once undesirable frontier.

 

Mase, Micahlyn, Double Barrel 12 Gauge, Ruger 10/22

Mase, Micahlyn, Double Barrel 12 Gauge, Ruger 10/22

 

Shells Madison County

Shells
Madison County

 

Dallin, AR15

Dallin, AR15

 

Linda, Stephen, Smith & Wesson 9mm

Linda, Stephen, Smith & Wesson 9mm

 

Clay Target Discs (hit) Jefferson County

Clay Target Discs (hit)
Jefferson County

 

Damon, C39v2 Century Arms

Damon, C39v2 Century Arms

 

See also:

Trigger Trash

By Daniel George

 


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