Seth Harwood

Artists of the Black Hills                                         Board Member                                                    Signature Artist

Artist Statement

My work is reflective of the vehicular landscape that the American Midwest was built around. This road culture is always shedding the old for the new, and in its wake, leaving these pockets of nostalgia, rust, and comfortable stillness. It’s this facet of our rural landscape that I find so exhilarating to draw inspiration from; a landscape heavily saturated with run down automobiles, and neon lined motels. Scenes so beautifully lost to time, that they feel almost cinematic in their presentation. I am constantly chasing that sensation of mystic solitude and nostalgia that is so delicately littered along the vehicular landscape of the American Midwest.


I am an artist native to the Black Hills of South Dakota. I have a background in Architecture and Design with a B.S. in Architectural Studies from South Dakota State University, and I have my Master of Fine Arts in Photography through Academy of Art University. My work has been featured both nationally and internationally, spanning from Los Angeles, CA, to Melbourne, Australia. Currently I am an Adjunct Professor of Photography for Black Hills State University, where I work to show my students that a passion can become a career.