A Photographer's Quest To Capture America's Vanishing Rest Stops

Nov 25, 2014

Last year we interviewed photographer Ryann Ford about a project she was working on: traveling the country to preserve the humble American rest stop through a series of photographs. These are relics of a time when most people traveled by car on vacations, and as new super stops pop up along highways, the simple rest stop is becoming extinct.

At the end of our conversation, we asked Ryann what was next for her project and she told us she hoped to one day turn the project into a book. Fast forward to now, Ryann has launched a Kickstarter to help fund the book. We spoke to her via email to get an update.

Juan Santa Cruz Picnic Area – Tucson, Arizona Walker Lake, Nevada – U.S. 95
Credit © Ryann Ford - All Rights Reserved

If you’d like to see more of Ryann's photos and listen to Virginia's interview with her, head over to this link: Vanishing Rest Stops

You can also check out a mock-up of the book over at Kickstarter: The Last Stop – A Photo Book of America’s Rest Stops