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'Spirit of the Southern Speedway' by Hunter Barnes released this week by Reel Art Press
Spirit of the Southern Speedways sees Barnes turn his singular attention to the world of NASCAR.



NEW YORK, NY.- Hunter Barnes is one of the foremost documentary photographers working in America today. He is known for his extraordinary ability to document aspects of culture and communities ignored by the mainstream and often misrepresented in the modern American narrative.

Spirit of the Southern Speedways sees Barnes turn his singular attention to the world of NASCAR (National Association for Stock Car Auto Racing). Invited to go on the road with Chip Ganassi Racing over a period of four months, Barnes was given extraordinary access to NASCAR culture. In order to capture the heart of the sport he fully immersed himself into the racing community; the drivers, teams and the crowds. Spending time in the parking lot with fans for a week before each race to fully experience the spirit of NASCAR, he met and photographed the die-hard fans and many of the sport’s most influential figures, while exploring its origins– moonshiners who built cars to outrun the revenuers.

Barnes was struck by the immense sense of community at the gatherings and the feeling of occasion and passion. Families camping out, grandparents with their grandchildren, couples who had followed NASCAR for decades and who truly embrace the spirit of the sport. It was this world, the people, the life he saw beyond the track, that Hunter was compelled to capture for the first time. Barnes also reveals the intimate relationship and connection between the fans and the drivers.

Featuring over 60 images shot in 2017 at some of the sport’s biggest tracks in Daytona Florida, Bristol Tennessee, Darlington South Carolina, Charlotte North Carolina, North Wilksboro North Carolina and Talladega Alabama, Barnes’s subjects include ‘The King’ Richard Petty, the iconic Junior Johnson (who has won 50 races as a driver and 139 as an owner), Jack Roush, owner of Roush Fenway Racing team, and famed driver Dale Earnhardt, Jr.

Published in /PWFNCFS by Reel Art Press, this 128-page hardback is a unique photographic essay of racing culture and offers an insider’s look at NASCAR by one of the notable documentary photographers working in America today.

Hunter Barnes In his early twenties, Hunter Barnes (b. 1977) self-published his first book, Redneck Roundup, documenting the dying communities of the Old West. Other projects followed: four years spent with the Nez Perce tribe; months with a serpent handling congregation in the Appalachian Mountains; bikers, lowriders, and street gangs; inmates in California State Prison. Intense, true pockets and sub-cultures of America. Hunter shoots exclusively on film–the pace of analogue in harmony with his approach. Fundamental to Hunter’s work is the journey, the people, the place. Then committing them to film before they are greatly changed or gone forever. Spirit of the Southern Speedways is Hunter’s 5th book published by Reel Art Press.










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