Photographer Mitch Epstein explores the divisive topic of land ownership in the United States and how diverse communities come together to fight against the destruction and confiscation of the land. From Holyoke, Massachusetts, Epstein is a photographer and a pioneer of fine-art color photography in the 1970s, with his work housed in numerous museum collections \u2014 such as New York\u2019s Museum of Modern Art, The J. Paul Getty Museum in Los Angeles, and many more \u2014 and solo exhibitions across the world. His latest photographic work, \u201cProperty Rights\u201d \u2014 which was exhibited in New York and Cologne in the fall of 2019 and in Texas in 2020-2021 \u2014 has just been published in a 288-page book which contains 197 images and accompanied by text and interviews that explore the American landscape and its connection to historical events and social change. The book is the third in Epstein\u2019s trilogy about twenty-first-century America. The decades-long project began with \u201cFamily Business,\u201d an examination of how the American dream went awry for a generation of hardworking middle-class men, and \u201cAmerican Power,\u201d which investigated how electrical power is made and used, and at what cost. \u201cProperty Rights,\u201d on the other hand, looks at the most recent events and explores American life during the Trump administration, and showcases a \u201chopeful portrait of a people committed to the fight for social and environmental justice.\u201d In an interview with Steidl, Epstein dives deeper into questions that fired his interest into this topic \u2014 who owns the land, by whose authority, and with what rights? \u2014 which arose in 2017 at Standing Rock, where thousands protested the installation of the Dakota Access Pipeline on Sioux land. After that, his four-year journey took him across the country to sites of land disputes and protests that took many forms, such as humanitarians maintaining water stations near the United States and Mexico border in Arizona, the effects of climate change manifest as wildfires in California and flooding in Louisiana and Georgia, the stand-off between the state and indigenous Hawaiians, the aftermath of Pittsburgh\u2019s Tree of Life Synagogue shooting, and others. His photographic discoveries from these journeys are combined with the voices of activists, many of whom Epstein interviewed while making this deeply personal and political work. More information about \u201cProperty Rights,\u201d including the order option, is available on the Steidl website, while Epstein\u2019s work can be viewed on his website and Instagram. Image credits: All photos by Mitch Epstein and used with permission.