STEIDL X STRAND: Henry Wessel signs Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide

Tuesday November 28: 6:00PM 7:00PM


Copies of Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide will be available for purchase at the event. This event will take place in the Rare Book Room on the Strand's 3rd floor, accessible via the main store elevator or the stairs and elevator next door at 826 Broadway.

PLEASE NOTE: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Besty Karel will not be able to sign copies of America's Stage. We apologize for the inconvenience.

Steidl week continues with a signing by two incredible photographers!

Traffic/Sunset Park/Continental Divide presents three independent bodies of work by Henry Wessel , each being a precise sequence arranged to give the viewer the experience of what it felt like to pass through the territory described.

The first series, Traffic, shows Wessel’s photos of drivers stuck in traffic as he commuted in the early 1980s from Richmond, California, to San Francisco in the morning rush hour. Wessel records the determination, impatience and blank boredom of his fellow drivers as they navigate a daily drill that seems at times daunting and hopeless. Sunset Park is Wessel’s series of night photos of the modest working-class neighborhood of Sunset Park in Santa Monica. Wessel’s final series, Continental Divide, takes the viewer on a ride from the dense, suburban flatlands of the Midwest, up across the Rocky Mountains, and down into the sparse desert landscape of the American West. Wessel depicts its houses, shacks, street corners and the highway, reminding us of the inherent aesthetics of the everyday.

Join us in the Rare Book Room for a signing opportunity with Henry Wessel!

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