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Passing Impressions of the American Road

Autolandscape, Utah, 1971

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Autolandscape, Utah, 1971

Elaine Mayes received a National Endowment of the Arts grant to document the American landscape as she traveled from San Francisco to Massachusetts. She took the photos from her moving car and snapped a photo every time the scenery changed.
Mayes, along with Steve Fitch and Robbert Flick, are featured photographers in "Landscapes in Passing," a photography exhibit at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Photo courtesy of the Smithsonian American Art Museum.