The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip


January 26–April 22, 2018
Herzfeld Center for Photography and Media Arts

The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip The Open Road is the first exhibition to consider the American photographic road trip—one of the most distinct, important, and appealing themes of the medium—as a genre in and of itself. The exhibition presents the stories of eighteen photographers, for whom the American road was a muse. Shown in chronological order, from the 1950s to today, the photographs featured represent the idea of the open road, the evolution of American car culture, and the artists’ explorations of place, time, and self.




Organized by: Aperture Foundation, New York

Curated by: David Campany and Denise Wolff

This project is supported, in part, by an award from the National Endowment for the Arts

Sponsored by: Herzfeld Foundation

Image: Steven Shore, U.S. 97, South of Klamath Falls, Oregon, July 21, 1973, 1973. © Stephen Shore, Courtesy of the artist and 303 Gallery, New York