The Wolfsonian Florida International University shines for Summer 2017 with two complementary photography displays delving into the possibilities of facing the open road with camera in hand. In a then-and-now balance, North and South: Berenice Abbotts U.S. Route 1featuring black-and-white images chronicling her 1954 journey along the American East Coastwill be in dialogue with The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbotts Road Trip, co-curated with Instagram forum #JJ Community.
The 50 images culled from Abbotts prolific series, only a small slice of her thousands of shots captured along the highway and today held in the collection of Syracuse University, set the thematic and technical stage for the 15 contemporary creatives who likewise merge an artistic eye with a documentarian impulse in The Long Road to Now. Their winning Instagrams, hand-picked by The Wolfsonian and #JJ from over 7,000 submissions, bring Abbotts vision into the 21st centurymost in full color.
The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139