The Digital Journalist
Laura Wilson
The beginning of this project coincided with an oil boom in the West. In June 1980 we were heading back to Yukon, Oklahoma, having just photographed oil field workers on the rig that was visible through the carís windshield, when we came across a man walking along Interstate 40 with his bedroll on his shoulders. We slowed down to get a closer look and ask him a few questions. He said his name was Bill Curry. Dick asked to take his picture, and he got in the car.