Photo by Ira Lippke
In 2011, Arthur left his family home in Southern California to walk across the United States to Augusta, ME in honor and memory of his parents, Mike & Janet Hitchcock. He dedicated his efforts to raising funds & awareness for breast cancer research in memory of his mother. The trip lasted a total of 175 days, just over 4100 miles, and took him through 17 states. The trip is documented as one of the fastest recorded in contemporary history. His daily treks often lasted over 15 hours, and ranged from 20-62 miles. His closest friend Anthony Felix provided support throughout the near 6 months of travel; and followed Arthur in a truck carrying supplies. This lecture will highlight some important details about the trip, as well as Arthur's photographic/artistic process. Arthur will be utilizing an interactive map, clips from his short documentary, and photos from his journey to help tell his story.
A second generation photographer, Arthur first developed a passion for photography through the extensive work of his late Father. Studying 10,000+ slides of his Father's and spending countless hours in a traditional darkroom has formed Arthur's specific approach & perspective. He was born in the Midwest and spent his formative years in Long Beach, California. From an early age, he was exposed to extensive travel both domestically & internationally. As a result, Hitchcock has made a life centered around adapting to new environments & seeking adventure. Arthur's works consistently with both digital & analog technology, often blending traditional large format/35mm techniques with modern processing. He works full-time as a freelance photographer and is based in Portland, OR.