Scenes from the open road in Postindustrial America
By Photographs by Justin Merriman
Carmen Gentile and Jason Motlagh ride their Royal Enfield motorcycles on Tuesday, May 18, 2021 near Cincinnati, Ohio.
Homes line the hillside of Bloomfield, a neighborhood in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Saturday, May 15, 2021.
A mural on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Cincinnati, Ohio.
Matt Cipollone, (left); Jason Motlagh (center) and Mark Oltmanns in Biancke’s Restaurant on Friday, May 21, 2021 in Cynthiana, Kentucky. Motlagh is on assignment for Rolling Stone. Cipollone and Oltmanns, both documentary cinemotographers, editors, and producers, were producing footage of the trip for a separate project.
A smokestack from the coal-fired Cheswick Generating Station in Springdale rises above a wooded hillside across the river in New Kensington, Pa., on Monday, May 24, 2021.
A mural is reflected in a muddy puddle in New Kensington, Pa., on Monday, May 24, 2021.
By Carmen Gentile | Photographs by Justin Merriman