Scott Sheffield (b. 1994) is a photographer currently based in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, and a recent graduate of the Milwaukee Institute of Art & Design. With Midwestern roots (born and raised in Chicago, Illinois), travel was a critical part of Scott’s childhood and continues to play a large role in his current practice. Scott’s recent work explores place and culture through looking at the built landscape as evidence of human presence and action.
Frontiers examines the tourist culture of present-day America through a number of small towns situated at the entrances of its National Parks. Originally developed out of necessity for food and lodging, these towns have transformed into family vacation destinations, appropriating American and regional history for their own commercial benefit with intentions often removed from those of the National Park Service.
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