AMERICAN ROAD TRIP
A photographic journey.
Laina Mcwhorter is a street photographer, activist, vagabond, mom, wannabe rock star and a really, really big nerd. She has journeyed to the Grand Cayman Islands, Canada, Mexico, Bali and 48 out of 50 of the United States of America with her camera. Laina’s artwork has appeared in a variety of publications and media outlets including HBO’S original TV series Enlightened starring Laura Dern, GSNTV’S hit show Skin Wars, featuring Ru Paul, Hawaii 5-0 on CBS TV. Laina spent more than 5 years shooting women’s roller derby as the staff photographer of the Arizona Roller Derby League, earning herself the derby name, Triggerhappy.
In January 2017, Laina began a solo, cross-country road trip to attend the Women’s March in Washington, D.C. this collection of photos represent Laina’s unique view on everyday America.
UNITED STATES OF AMERICA is a sprawling, diverse country that covers 3.8 million square miles and is home to more than 325 million Americans. From coastal California and the Rockies, to the Midwest, deep South and urban East Coast, the United States is in the top 20 of the world’s most mega- diverse countries due to its wide range of geography, climates and wildlife. This diversity makes for one of the most epic cross- country road trips. To plan your American adventure or to learn more about travel to the USA - visittheusa. com.
(RIGHT) A Boy Scout displays his patriotism during a Veteran’s Day parade in Phoenix, Arizona.
Photographer Notes: (ABOVE) An eager contestant gets her amphibious friend ready for the frog jumping competition held at the annual Tom Sawyer Days Festival in Hannibal, Missouri.