On a road trip from Las Vegas to Los Angeles in 2000 I stumbled upon Wonder Valley, California. These are the remains of homesteads. In my down moments I photographed some of the few remaining residents who often spend the hot days and cooler nights at the one watering hole, The Palms.
James Wasserman is an editorial photographer formerly based in Beijing, China and now residing in the USA. In the last ten years its been fascinating to be a witness to China’s explosive economic growth. Photographing how China’s diverse class, ethnic and societal groups have shifted has been one of my most challenging assignments. I’d like to think that I’m coming back to the the USA and my new home in Philadelphia with a new appreciation of what “home” is and how I can contribute to telling its story. China has been a great opportunity to hone those skills. My editorial and corporate clients in the recent past have included The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, Forbes, Fortune, The Guardian, Siemens, Audi, Apple, Mercedes, Marie Claire, The United Nations, The Economist, The Financial Times, Stanford University, The University of Chicago, Goldman Sachs and Sandvik. I’m looking forward to working with new clients telling their stories from Beijing to Philadelphia.