Robb Hill: HomeLands

Robb Hill is a documentary photographer specializing in long term projects that explore how people create community. For his project, HomeLands, Robb returns to a community he knows well, his hometown of Utica, Indiana in hopes of capturing a place in tra

Robb Hill is a documentary photographer specializing in long term projects that explore how people create community. For his project, HomeLands, Robb returns to a community he knows well, his hometown of Utica, Indiana in hopes of capturing a place in transition. That experience made him realize that though change is inevitable, the memories remain deeply rooted.

In Indiana, a Hometown Soon to Change

As Robb Hill’s Indiana hometown began to change — if not vanish — he went back to document the area as he has always known it.

Robb Hill grew up among farms and forests several miles outside  Utica, Ind., a small town along the Ohio River. He helped neighbors bale hay and fished in a nearby creek almost every weekend, rain or shine. It wasn’t Tom Sawyer, but it was a good life.