Joel Meyerowitz to feature in ‘The Open Road: Photography and the American Road trip’ at Milwaukee Art Museum

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip at the Milwaukee Art Museum will be the first exhibition to explore the American photographic road trip as a genre in and of itself.

“We’re excited to bring the work of these eighteen photographers to the Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts,” commented Ariel Pate, assistant curator of photography. “Some will be familiar to our audiences, and some will be new discoveries, but what ties them together is that the car and the American road trip changed the way they took photographs.”

The photographs featured show America’s changing landscape from its highways and byways and show the evolution of American car culture and reflect the artists’ explorations of place, time, and self. Among the exhibited photographers will be Joel Meyerowitz, whose 1960s and 70s sensorial photographs focused on street life, colour, and caught moments. Sternfeld’s series American Prospects has become one of the most important examples of contemporary American documentary.

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, 26 January – 22 April 2018 at Milwaukee Art Museum.

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