In the spirit of change and rebirth of patriotism, Staley-Wise presents this exhibition of black and white and color photographs reflecting the people and landscape of America.
In the 1940’s the Hungarian photographer Andre de Dienes made a cross country trip observing and recording the South from a European perspective, while Michael Disfarmer from his studio in a small town in Arkansas photographed the townspeople from the inside. Montana born Kurt Markus visits Mississippi and his native state with his unique vision. Harry Benson captures a private moment with the Clintons, Phil Stern’s Ella and Louis in a recording session, Ike Eisenhower on the golf course by Sid Avery, and the spectacular western landscape of Ansel Adams are some of the works that contribute to this exhibition.
Entertainers, activists, athletes, authors, artists, hippies, politicians, poor folk and rich folk are shown at work and play by photographers who have captured their essence.