Justine Kurland

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"Guided by a copy of Crew Change, a reference for hopping trains, I met kids who flew signs asking for money and I spent evenings drinking beer with them and petting their dogs. I crossed paths with activists, the descendants of the Wobblies, the first to use the rails to spread their labor politics. I spent a week with a wilderness squatter who clearned non-native invasives from the forests where he lived. Cuervo, who I followed through California periodically over two years had given up trains; when I met him he had just walked form Mexico to Northern California with three burros, a dog, and a wolf.
Justine Kurland, describing her experience photographing contemporary hobos and breaking free from "settled" culture, excerpted from This Train is Bound for Glory.


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