About the Book
In America, we have created our own versions of spiritual pilgrimage. We want our grand tour, to see the wonders of the world, but we want them connected by interstates and with fast food restaurants in between. This beautiful escapism and its astounding willful ignorance is fascinating. I can't stop looking for these places and I am struck at how much I am let down whenever I get a chance to visit the original. I always prefer my concrete and fiber-glass American version.
Ray Ewing is a photographer and artist from the island of Martha's Vineyard. Ray received a BFA in photography from Maine College of Art in Portland in 2012 and an MFA in studio art at The University of New Mexico in Albuquerque in 2016. Ray has worked as a photojournalist, commercial photographer, educator and an exhibiting artist. Ray is currently teaching photography at The College of The Desert in Palm Desert, CA. As a photojournalist, Ray has received multiple awards for his work with the Martha's Vineyard Gazette. His photographs have been published in Martha's Vineyard Magazine, Edible Vineyard, The Cape Cod Times, The Huffington Post, and The Wall Street Journal. As an artist, Ray has been a part of multiple national and international group exhibitions as well as two solo shows entitled Visual Stimulus and FAUXASIS.