Friday, September 03, 2010
By KAREN ROSENBERG @ NY Times
Mr. Friedlander took his black-and-white, square-format photographs entirely from the interior of standard rental cars — late-model Toyotas and Chevys, by the looks of them — on various road trips over the past 15 years. In these pictures our vast, diverse country is buffered by molded plastic dashboards and miniaturized in side-view mirrors.
Don’t expect the photographs — 192 in all, packed into the Whitney’s fifth-floor mezzanine in Mr. Friedlander’s characteristically dense style — to cohere into an “On the Road”-style narrative. Mr. Friedlander groups images by subject, not geography: monuments, churches, houses, factories, ice cream shops, plastic Santas, roadside memorials.
Posted by David Emerick at 10:22 AM