June 21, 2011

American Elegy: An Interview with Phil Bebbington

Phil Bebbington (aka Terrorkitten to many on the web and Flickr) is an Englishman with a keen sense for photographing the US. On his photographic journeys to America, he has captured an amazing array of “disappearing America” shots. Upon starting American Elegy, Phil was one of the first photographers that popped into my mind as an artist that needed to be featured here. Though based in Bath, England, I consider Phil Bebbington to be one of the best American Elegy-type photographers working today. I want to thank Phil for working with me for this interview and letting us use some of his wonderful images.

A terrific interview with one of our own. Recommended reading and viewing.


  1. Casey Cichowicz on June 21st, 2011 at 3:30 pm

    A great interview! Congrats, Mr. Bebbington. I love beautiful melancholia, the photos always inspire little imaginary films in my head.

  2. Cindy Scroggins on June 21st, 2011 at 4:15 pm

    I’m glad you posted this, Sheila.

    Great interview, Phil.

  3. Rick Neece on June 21st, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Phil. I can’t help but admire your work and your thoughts about it. Good to see.