Rio Theater, Littlefield, 1999

This photograph blends several significant images. First and foremost is the ubiquitous and glamorously named abandoned theater so common to small towns. In front stands a 1960's era street improvement -- a shelter and seating -- now unused. The boarded-up front is adorned with a West Texas windmill scene, right next to the "For Lease" sign. And to top it off, a shopping cart is parked in front, a common urban image that invades small-town Texas.