The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings explores the life and influential work of Dr. Philip R. "Phil" Hastings (1925-1987). Along with his contemporaries, Hastings changed the way we look at the North American railroad. Influenced by the photojournalistic movement that developed during their childhoods, these visionaries expanded their work from traditional locomotive roster and action shots into a holistic view of the railroad environment.
Collated by Tony Reevy, The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings features 140 full-page, black-and-white photographs from throughout Hasting's career and includes an introduction that explores Hastings's life and work, including his relationships with noted author and editor David P. Morgan and photographer Jim Shaughnessy.
The Railroad Photography of Phil Hastings represents a major contribution to the historical record of the life and work of this remarkable photographer, whose images shaped how we perceive and experience railroads throughout North America.
Tony Reevy is director of development for the Institute for Emerging Issues and the Shelton Leadership Center at North Carolina State University. He is a graduate of North Carolina State University, UNC-Chapel Hill, and Miami University. His previous publications include poetry, nonfiction, and short fiction, as well as The Railroad Photography of Jack Delano (IUP), and The Railroad Photography of Lucius Beebe and Charles Clegg (IUP). He resides in Durham, North Carolina, with wife Caroline Weaver, and children.