The Americans 2010 interim edit

Photo Gallery

Are you an art collector, or do you want to decorate your home with American street photography?

You could own any of these “The Americans 2010″ photographs to decorate your home or business, or to give away as a gift to someone special! Selected photographs are available as file downloads for self printing and promotional purposes.

Boston Grave

13×19 print, signed on verso


Boston Harbor Nap

13×19 print, signed on verso


Harvard Tail

13×19 print, signed on verso


Army Scooter

13×19 print, signed on verso


Boston Rain

13×19 print, signed on verso


National Anthem, Daytona

13×19 print, signed on verso


Mr. Moustache, Pittsburgh

13×19 print, signed on verso


America, Union Station

13×19 print, signed on verso


Swimming Pool, Berryville VA

13×19 print, signed on verso


Beckett, Berryville, VA

13×19 print, signed on verso


Daytona Cowgirl

13×19 print, signed on verso


Person sleeping at the beach, Daytona Beach

13×19 print, signed on verso


Fort Lauderdale, 4th of July celebration at night

13×19 print, signed on verso


Men relaxing outside a Liquor Store, New Orleans

13×19 print, signed on verso


Banged up worker's truck New Orleans

13×19 print, signed on verso


Thrift store interior in New Orleans, LA

13×19 print, signed on verso


For sale by owner

13×19 print, signed on verso


Full Service Bar To Go, Memphis

13×19 print, signed on verso


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Print & Purchase Info

Markus Hartel gallery show NYC

Markus Hartel photography at the Quiet Life gallery in Lambertville, NJ

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I traveled along the North East of the United States from May to July 2010 via Amtrak and have photographed in Ann Arbor, Baltimore, Berryville, Boston, Daytona Beach, Detroit, Fort Lauderdale, Memphis, New York City, New Orleans, Pittsburgh, Plymouth, St. Augustine, Toledo and Washington DC. The photos you see above are available for purchase and donations for the continuation of the project in 201x on the United States West coast are greatly appreciated.

“Awesome, thanks Markus! The shopping experience was great – super fast processing and shipping… The prints look great too :)” Kelly C.

Your Print Options

Unlimited prints
Archival print on exhibition grade fiber paper, print signed on verso, unframed, w/o mat 13″x19″

Limited Edition of 25
16″x24″ print *limited edition of 25* custom printed on exhibition grade fiber paper, numbered and signed on verso by the artist
Professionally matted and framed in a museum quality black wood gallery quality frame with anti-reflective UV glass, backing and wire, ready to hang.
Frame size approx. 28″x22″

Each exhibition-quality print meets the highest photographic standards and is individually created with the finest ink and fiber-based archival paper

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About The Americans 2010

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Markus Hartel gallery show NYC

Custom Deluxe worker's truck New Orleans Markus Hartel

Please support the continuation of this project in 2013 with a donation:


  • Donate $950 and you will receive a 16″x24″ framed limited edition print (edition limited to 10) of your choice and a signed copy of the book upon publication
  • Donate $250 and you will receive a 13″x19″ limited edition print (edition limited to 25) of your choice and a signed copy of the book upon publication
  • Donate $59 and you will receive a 8″x12″ limited edition print (edition limited to 25) of your choice and a signed copy of the book upon publication
  • Donate anything ($5 minimum suggested) and I will mail you a 5×7 work print

I always wanted to travel across the USA and document the country’s state and its people in our -tough- times. The summer of 2010 has been my projected date since New Year’s eve 2008 and I’m planning my trip as I write this blurb.

Chapter I
The experience of doing a road trip by car appealed to me at first, but I think of it as a very solitary experience and decided to put a different spin on my trip across the country. I will mostly utilize public transportation, namely the Amtrak and busses to meet people and interact with them; after all the human element is what makes my photographs speak to the viewer.

update:
1.) 90 days is not nearly enough time to achieve this task
2.) public transportation in America sucks, even though I’d consider a Greyhound pass the next time around
3.) Giving the project a name with a year attached to it was stupid
4.) I hope to get back on the road in 2011, possibly with an RV

5.) donations, no matter, how small are appreciated

Markus Hartel is a modern american street photographer based in New York City.