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Postindustrial Explores: The mission continues.....


By Carmen Gentile | Photograph by Justin Merriman for American Reportage

Our travels through parts of Postindustrial America were both enlightening and entertaining for us. 

We connected with new people and communities, learned illuminating details about their lives, the problems they face, and the ways in which they overcome.

The people we met along the way seemed to have a lot of heart, which during this strange, still-evolving new era is, well … heartening.

We traveled more than 1,500 miles over two weeks through Pennsylvania, Ohio, Kentucky, and West Virginia. We hope you enjoyed our stories from the road. Based on your feedback, a lot of you did.

For that reason, we’re already planning future Postindustrial Explores adventures. 

So if there’s a city, town or place you think we should check out, drop me a line and tell me why:

I look forward to hearing from you.

Carmen Gentile is founder and editor-at-large of Postindustrial. He has worked for some of the world’s leading publications and news outlets including The New York Times, USA Today, CBS News and others. His book, “Blindsided by the Taliban,” documents his life as a war reporter and the aftermath of his brush with death after being shot with a rocket-propelled grenade in Afghanistan.

Justin Merriman is a freelance photojournalist who has traveled the world to cover politics, wars, natural disasters, civil unrest as well as covering assignments throughout the United States. His work has appeared in leading national publications and he has received multiple top journalism awards. Justin is a founding member of American Reportage.

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