Catherine Michele Adams uses photography to induce visual meditations on civilization, her worldview shaped through twenty-five years of living in and traveling throughout Europe, Eurasia, and South Asia. Since 2005, she has exhibited photography in group and solo shows across the United States and in Europe. In 2018, she began a long-term project on the emerging Silk Road and the communities along its new transit, technological, and political corridors. Her work seeks out the vestiges of societies both small or imperial, homing in on the intersections of often spectral pasts and the new contemporary realities. The relationship between land and built environments, the rise of international tourism as economic lynchpin to struggling countries, the fabrication and slipperiness of borders, and the resilience of bygone ways in the creation of cultural and communal identity are themes that guide her photographic eye.