About the Book
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.
American 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 recent books AMERICAN BIOGRAPHICS, SIGHTSEER, CELL PEOPLE, SEEN from TRAIN, UNDOCUMENTED, THE ETERNAL STARE, PARTHENON MARBLES, CORNUCOPIA, EyeEurope, EyeRamblings, and FIFTY are published by Perambulation Press, a self-publishing venture founded by Roger Minick, specializing in fine quality limited edition books. Dylan Swift is Roger Minick's nom de plume.