Without a doubt, it’s alive and well! In America, there’s this idea that the best photographers are on the coasts—in New York City or Los Angeles. Don’t get me wrong; these are vibrant, exciting cities with incredible photographic communities. But there’s something unique about the middle of the country—the pace and rhythms are different and that dynamic lends itself to a particular kind of creative life. There’s an enormous amount of talent here in the Midwest and, now that the Internet has connected us, it’s much easier to see it.