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The Open Road

Detroit Institute of Art

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Photography and the American Road Trip

This is the first exhibition and book to explore the story of the American photographic road trip and one of the most distinct, important and appealing themes of the medium. Images document the evolution of American car culture, the idea of the open road and how photographers embraced America. Among the 19 photographers featured are Robert Frank (whose 1955 road trip resulted in his 1958 book The Americans), Ed Ruscha, Stephen Shore and Alec Soth. Read more.

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