22/06/16 19:11 Filed in: Contextual Research
The desire to discover the US by car is embedded in the American psyche – as a book, now turned into an exhibition, of photographs makes clear
“For me, the original idea came from a love of the road trip as a rite of passage in America,” says Denise Wolff, senior editor at photography publishers Aperture. “The idea that if you have a car, you have freedom to escape, to discover, to find yourself, to lose yourself. It’s a powerful call, one that is part of the American identity and culture.” Working with British author and curator David Campany, Wolff has edited a book called The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip, published 18 months ago and which has now been turned into an exhibition in Detroit.
Source: Head out on the highway: celebrating the great American road trip | Art and design | The Guardian