The Wolfsonian exhibits 2 road trip-photography shows

Through Sun 8 Oct, 2017

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 Abbott’s U.S. Route 1—featuring black-and-white images chronicling her 1954 journey along the American East Coast—will be in dialogue with The Long Road to Now: Digital Photos Inspired by Berenice Abbott’s Road Trip, co-curated with Instagram forum #JJ Community.

The 50 images culled from Abbott’s 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 Abbott’s vision into the 21st century—most in full color.



The Wolfsonian–FIU Museum
1001 Washington Avenue
Miami Beach, FL 33139

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