The Photography Show, presented by AIPAD, ‘Americana, ‘ curated by Sherri Littlefield, ASMP, NY (03-2019)
For many people the word “Americana” inspires references to apple pie, baseball, cowboys, and the United States flag. Iconic images of the country’s historical and cultural legacy often reflect simple, everyday life, steeped in popular appeal. Today’s image-makers dispel the tropes and clichés with imaginative and sometimes subversive perspectives on what it means to be an American and to live here.
The simple way of life is gone and things now look complicated beyond our wildest dreams, and maybe beyond our control. A unified, popular view is absent. Can we still find Americana beautiful? More importantly, what does all this say about us?