Agloe, N.Y., is a place suspended between fiction and reality.
The town started showing up on maps in the 1930s, but it’s actually a “paper town,” or a fake town created by cartographers to catch those who might copy their work. Mapmakers Otto G. Lindberg and Ernest Alpers came up with the name by rearranging their initials.
Henri Kisielewski is a French-British photographer based in London. His latest project focuses on Agloe as a way to explore reality and unreality in America.
He spoke to Jason Dole at our Liberty studios.