William Mark Sommer (b. 1990) is a film photographer from  Sacramento, California. Traveling  the many back roads through the Western United States for 10 years has let him  explore the idea of American Dream. His travels brought him a closer  understanding this nostalgic idea of America by seeing history in person and  understanding its progressive nature in forgetting the past. Seeing this  progression in destruction has empowered him to bring attention and preserve  these forgotten places within his photographs. Through these series that confront these ideals he has self-published 10 books and zines,  and  exhibited over the United States and Internationally. In 2019 he received his  BFA in Photography from Arizona State University.

Contact at

williammarksommer@gmail.com

 

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