"The Open Road: Photography and the American Roadtrip" at the Crystal Bridges Museum

February 26, 2016

The Open Road published by Aperture (Sept. 2014) is a compilation publication of America's most well-traveled photographers.  Featuring 19 photographers and over 100 images, the book celebrates the exhilaration of traveling the American landscape from the 1950's through present day.  Accompanying the book is a large-scale exhibition at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville, Arkansas.  As a destination point along a sight-seer's roadtrip, the museum has in mind their central geographical location in the States and has even curated a playlist on Spotify of "highway-tested tunes" for their visitor's travels.

Photographers include: Robert Frank, Ed Ruscha, Garry Winogrand, Inge Morath, William Eggleston, Lee Friedlander, Joel Meyerowitz, Jacob Holdt, Stephen Shore, Bernard Plossu, Victor Burgin, Joel Sternfeld, Alec Soth, Todd Hido, Shinya Fujiwara, Ryan McGinley, Justine Kurland, and Taiyo Onorato and Nico Krebs.

Watch a video produced by Aperture on the subject of the book with the editor, author and featured artists below:

Watch above: Editor Denise Wolff, author David Campany, and featured photographers Joel Meyerowitz, Justine Kurland, and Todd Hido discuss the book, and their own relationship to the the road. 

“Joyrides, voyages of discovery, surveys, wanderings, migrations, polemics, travel diaries, and assessments of the nation. Is America even imaginable without the road trip?”
David Campany

The exhibition will be viewable from 27 February - 30 May 2016.

Purchase The Open Road:Photography and the American Road Trip on Aperture.org 

Read more about the exhibition on crystalbridges.org

Source: http://crystalbridges.org/exhibitions/the-...



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