The Portal to Texas History 2023 Research Fellowship Awardee - Jason Reed
The Portal to Texas History 2023 Research Fellowship Awardee
The Land of Impossible Causes
The purpose of this project, tentatively titled The Land of Impossible Causes, is to create a book that interweaves the varied and intricate social, economic, and environmental narratives of the Permian Basin over the last 100 years through a combination of my contemporary photographs and writing with archival materials from The Portal to Texas History and UNT Digital Library.
Jason Reed is a Texas-based artist and educator whose work deals with the confluence of land, politics, and visual histories. He is a Professor of Photography and the Jones Professor of Southwestern Studies at Texas State University and holds a BA in Geography from the University of Texas and an MFA in Photography from Illinois State University. Reed has created exhibitions at venues such as Artpace in San Antonio, Krannert Museum at the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, storefront windows in Miles, Texas, and Galerie Reinthaler in Vienna, Austria.