American Places Book Cover
       
     
Sidewalk, Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, 2010
       
     
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
       
     
Fence, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Mount Rushmore, SD, 2009
       
     
Salem Witch Memorial, Salem, MA, 2007
       
     
Concrete Wall, 2003
       
     
Sidewalk Garden, 2002
       
     
Cemetery Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
       
     
Suspended Log, 2005
       
     
Window and Stairs, NOLA, 2002
       
     
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
       
     
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
Chopped Tree, 2001
       
     
Reinforcing Bars, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
       
     
Obelisk, Plymouth, MA 2007
       
     
Cannon, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Grass over Asphalt, 2002
       
     
Parking Lot, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
       
     
Frederick Douglass House Site, Rochester, NY, 2008
       
     
Banister, 2002
       
     
Outdoor Table, 2002
       
     
Harriet Tubman Gravestone, Auburn, NY, 2008
       
     
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
Tech Area 21, Los Alamos, NM, 2010
       
     
White Fence, 2002
       
     
Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
       
     
Prefabricated Stairs, 2004
       
     
Paths, 2003
       
     
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA 2007
       
     
Concrete Stump, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Back Porch, 2005
       
     
Chain, 2005
       
     
Confederate Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Underground Railroad Site, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
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American Places Book Cover

© 2019 Oscar Palacio

About the Project

“This book contains elegantly composed images depicting details of the landscapes we build, modify, occupy, and share. The images frame literal and incidental memorials that are presented as monuments, commemorating a fraught and often tragic national history.”

-Matt Coolidge, Founder/Director, The Center for Land Use Interpretation

“It is said that civilization started with the first man building a fence around his property and others accepting his claim. In American Places we see fences, physical and symbolic, behind which America seems to hide its history, so we need the brilliant eye of an outsider like Oscar Palacio to reveal those histories to us.”

-Theo Baart and Cary Markerink, artists

Sidewalk, Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, 2010
       
     
Sidewalk, Ninth Ward, New Orleans, LA, 2010
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
       
     
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
Fence, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Fence, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
Mount Rushmore, SD, 2009
       
     
Mount Rushmore, SD, 2009
Salem Witch Memorial, Salem, MA, 2007
       
     
Salem Witch Memorial, Salem, MA, 2007
Concrete Wall, 2003
       
     
Concrete Wall, 2003
Sidewalk Garden, 2002
       
     
Sidewalk Garden, 2002
Cemetery Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
       
     
Cemetery Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
Suspended Log, 2005
       
     
Suspended Log, 2005
Window and Stairs, NOLA, 2002
       
     
Window and Stairs, NOLA, 2002
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
       
     
Memorial, Wounded Knee, SD, 2009
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008
Chopped Tree, 2001
       
     
Chopped Tree, 2001
Reinforcing Bars, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
       
     
Reinforcing Bars, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
Obelisk, Plymouth, MA 2007
       
     
Obelisk, Plymouth, MA 2007
Cannon, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Cannon, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
Grass over Asphalt, 2002
       
     
Grass over Asphalt, 2002
Parking Lot, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
       
     
Parking Lot, Hoover Dam, NV, 2006
Frederick Douglass House Site, Rochester, NY, 2008
       
     
Frederick Douglass House Site, Rochester, NY, 2008
Banister, 2002
       
     
Banister, 2002
Outdoor Table, 2002
       
     
Outdoor Table, 2002
Harriet Tubman Gravestone, Auburn, NY, 2008
       
     
Harriet Tubman Gravestone, Auburn, NY, 2008
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008

Erie Canal, Syracuse, NY, 2008

Tech Area 21, Los Alamos, NM, 2010
       
     
Tech Area 21, Los Alamos, NM, 2010
White Fence, 2002
       
     
White Fence, 2002
Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
       
     
Entrance, Manzanar, CA, 2008
Prefabricated Stairs, 2004
       
     
Prefabricated Stairs, 2004
Paths, 2003
       
     
Paths, 2003
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA 2007
       
     
Plymouth Rock, Plymouth, MA 2007
Concrete Stump, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Concrete Stump, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
Back Porch, 2005
       
     
Back Porch, 2005
Chain, 2005
       
     
Chain, 2005
Confederate Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
       
     
Confederate Memorial, Gettysburg National Military Park, PA, 2008
Underground Railroad Site, Syracuse, NY, 2008
       
     
Underground Railroad Site, Syracuse, NY, 2008