Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape

Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape




Over the last 25 years while driving through 49 states, Sam Fentress encountered thousands of religious signs along America's highways, city streets and country roads. With over 150 images from every region of the country, Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape is his photographic chronicle of what he discovered on beauty salon windows, highway pylons, silos and burger joint marquees. Aware that photographers Walker Evans, Berenice Abbott, Robert Frank, and others had only partially documented the subject, Fentress embarked on this remarkable and singular typology of roadside evangelism in America.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780715326855
Publisher: F+W Media
Publication date: 02/15/2007
Pages: 160
Product dimensions: 10.40(w) x 11.20(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Sam Fentress is a commercial and fine-arts photographer living in St. Louis. His photographs have appeared in over 60 magazines worldwide. Photographs from this series have been acquired by the Art Institute of Chicago, Princeton University Art Museum, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Saint Louis Art Museum, Mississippi Museum of Art, and the Bibliotheque Nationale De France. His photographs have been included in solo and group exhibitions at the Art Institute of Chicago, San Francisco Museum of Modern Art, the O.K. Harris Gallery in New York, and elsewhere.

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