Elliot Ross: American Backyard
American Backyard looks at the reality of American lives on the border through the voices of those that occupy those spaces. This photographic project took shape over five months with interviews from thousands of residents along the 2,000 mile border, which covered over 8,000 miles of circumnavigational travel from Brownsville, TX to San Diego, CA.
Elliot Ross is an internationally represented photographer based in Colorado with a BFA from the Savannah College of Art and Design. His work has been widely published, with notable appearances in National Geographic Magazine, TIME, The Guardian, Vice and The Atlantic. Blending formalism with editorial storytelling, his work aims to achieve a timeless quality. As a result, many of Elliot’s clients have roots in American heritage. His fine art work focuses predominantly on human stories that explore spaces in transition, among them, the rapidly changing American arctic, and the divisive nature of geopolitical borders including the plight of refugees seeking asylum in Europe and stories from marginalized American communities of the U.S. / Mexico borderlands.