For nearly five decades, photographer Roger Minick has been exploring the back roads of American, making dozens of road trips alone and with his family. Between 1996 and 1998, he made six such trips, driving for more than 50,000 miles the width and breadth of the United States of America. From the hundreds of photographs Minick made during these years of travel comes American Biographics, a book that promises to become a kind of time-capsule of the American landscape at the beginning of the 21st Century. With quiet elegance and a keen sensibility, Roger Minick herein gives us a timely and personal look at what he sees as the unique visual interplay between America’s mythic past, ironic present, and uncertain future.
Roger Minick has been photographing the American experience for nearly half a century. His photographs are included in permanent collections at the Museum of Modern Art, The Metropolitan Museum of Art, the J Paul Getty Museum, George Eastman House, and The Smithsonian. Two previous mainstream photographic books, published by Scrimshaw Press, include DELTA WEST and HILLS OF HOME. The books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, and UNDOCUMENTED are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Selections of most of Minick’s past and present work can be seen at the following links: www.sightseerseries.com - Sightseer www.idiarist.com - Daily Blog of iPhone Images www.photorogblog.com - General Work-in-Progress Blog www.perambulationspress.com - Other Self-Published Books www.rogerminick.com - Retrospective Website Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.
FIFTY Published December 17, 2014
CORNUCOPIA Published December 09, 2014
SIGHTSEER Published June 02, 2014
UNDOCUMENTED Published June 02, 2014
POTPOURRI A PRIORI Published May 23, 2014
COTSWOLD'S RIP Published May 23, 2014
THE ETERNAL STARE Published April 08, 2014
PERAMBULATIONS Published February 21, 2014