Passing Impressions of the American Road
Autolandscape, Utah, 1971
One of Elaine Mayes's favorite photographs from her collection, this photo conveys the romance of encountering the grand American nature while on the road.
Each of the three photographer's work reveal their individual perspective on the changing American landscape.
And curator Lisa Hostetler said photography is a malleable medium. "It's who's behind the camera that's important. How we see the world around us is not transparent view onto reality," said Hostetler. "Reality is observed by individuals with visual proclivities and different things to say."
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.