Catoctin Creek, Waterford, Virginia

Nate Larson

Archival pigment print

12 x 18 inches on 16 x 20 inch paper


Statement from the artist:


"Centroid Towns is an anthology documentary project using photography, oral history interviews, and local archive research to study the twenty-five cities that have been the mean center of population of the United States. The project puts a face to statistical data, chronicling these towns and their inhabitants to illuminate the ongoing social and political transformation of America.

This photograph was made using a drone in the small unincorporated village of Waterford, Virginia, which is caught in a struggle to define itself, pushing between the opposing poles of historic preservation and commercial development. Waterford was the mean center of population for the 1810 Census."




Catoctin Creek, Waterford, Virginia