"American treasure" David Plowden’s photographs depict scenes of rural Iowa spanning several decades. His traveling exhibit of black and white photographs was on display in the new Kent Campus Center from February 1- May 31, 2013.
“David Plowden’s work is sometimes compared to that of the great WPA photographers — Walker Evans, Bernice Abbot, Russell Lee, Dorothea Lange — but he’s been in the field decades longer than any of them were. What he has done is nothing less than capture a whole nation passing through fifty years of changes as momentous as those unleashed by the Industrial Revolution.”
—Richard Snow (from the forward of Vanishing Point)