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A CERTAIN AMOUNT OF LIGHT: FACES OF CUBA
BEYOND GROUND ZERO: FACES OF NYC ON SEPTEMBER 11, 2001
ON THE ROAD TO FOREVER: THE ELVIS PHENOMENON
2010 FAIR IN NESHOBA COUNTY, MISSISSIPPI
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ON THE ROAD TO FOREVER: THE ELVIS PHENOMENON
 
The reign of Elvis Presley began with his introduction to the world in 1954 but was not interrupted by his death in 1977.  In 2002, the year of the 25th anniversary of Elvis' death, I decided to document what I call "The Elvis Phenomenon," i.e., the extraordinary manner in which fan devotion continues to grow across generations extending from those who first experienced Elvis in 1954 to those unborn at the time of Elvis' death.  My two-year journey began in Tupelo, MS, and along the way I interacted with hundreds of persons who readily articulated the impact Elvis had/is having upon their lives.  Unlike my friend, Al Boren, who inspired this project, I never was a devoted fan of Elvis but I do stand in awe of the fan dedication that will ensure the legacy of Elvis will remain on the road to forever.  Additional images from this project may be viewed via the following link:
 

 

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Yipsilanti, Michigan
0609_Scooby.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Shirt.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Travis.jpg
Tupelo, Mississippi
0609_Kelly.jpg
Yipsilanti, Michigan
0609_Recliner.jpg
Tupelo, Mississippi
0609_Group.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Beat.jpg
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
0609_Mural.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Face.jpg
Yipsilanti, Michigan
0609_Dog.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Leg.jpg
Yipsilanti, Michigan
0609_Pool.jpg
Memphis, Tennessee
0609_Head.jpg
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
0609_LaBlanc.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario
0609_Younger.jpg
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
0609_Queen.jpg
Graceland, Memphis, Tennessee
0609_At_13.jpg
Birthplace, Tupelo, Mississippi
0609_Kiss.jpg
Yipsilanti, Michigan
0609_Dancing.jpg
Collingwood, Ontario

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