By Aimee De Jongh. Published by Self Made Hero.
Hardcover, 288 pages, Colour, 2022 (originally published in French in 2021)
United States, 1937. In the middle of the Great Depression, 22-year-old photographer John Clark is brought in by the Farm Security Administration to document the calamitous conditions of the Dust Bowl in the central and southern states, in order to bring the farmers’ plight to the public eye.
When he starts working through his shooting script, however, he finds his subjects to be unreceptive. What good are a couple of photos against relentless and deadly dust storms? The more he shoots, the more John discovers the awful extent of their struggles, coming to question his own role and responsibilities in this tragedy sweeping through the centre of the country.
A moving and unforgettable tale, inspired by real-life stories of courage and perseverance against all odds.
Bestseller in France: 40,000 copies sold
Winner of Best Of Show Award MoCCA Comic Arts Festival NYC