Photographer Rich Perry will discuss his latest work in his exhibition, “Route 66–A Defining Piece of American History,” on view January 11–February 1.
The road became a metaphor for the violent struggle between the laborers and the owners, the government and the people it was supposed to protect, and the greed and human compassion brought on by the “Dust Bowl” and the depression. Time has taken its toll on many of the original buildings…These reflect what life was and in some ways still is on the original road. The spirit and history of the people and their quest lives on and is accessible to those of us who look closely for it.
It is my attempt to portray visually what Steinbeck so powerfully captured in words.