This is my journal. I am a writer and photographer and my current project is a book on America in the nineteenth century. The imagined travels described in this journal are part of my research – and, in part, they are an escape for me (and I hope for you) from the world as it currently exists.

I have co-authored with Susie Harries seven books – on American history, Japanese history, twentieth century art, modern opera and classical music. There have been nine exhibitions of my photographs and you can see my work at meirionharries.london. I studied filmmaking and set up a not-for-profit using film and photography to help people with disabilities tell their stories.

This blog is supported by sales of prints from my store at Saatchi Art – saatchiart.com/harries. If you are thinking of acquiring a picture for yourself – or as a present – do browse the works on offer. Saatchi handle payment, print and dispatch, so worry-free shopping. If you see an image on my website that is not on Saatchi, please contact me through meirionharries.london.

The image below is one I made when thinking about Donald Trump’s impact on America.

a city burns