Shot in 1938, Lange’s The Road West is an invitation to travel, a call to the unknown. Originally included in the photo essay, “An American Exodus”—which Lange co-published with her husband, Paul Taylor—the image was accompanied by a quote from a man they met in the fields nearby: "They keep the road hot a goin' and a comin' . . . They've got roamin' in their head."
The beauty of The Road West lies in its simple composition. The smooth pavement stretches for miles in stark contrast to the rugged terrain flanking its edges. With seemingly no end, the road fades ambiguously into the hazy landscape beyond the line of site. Lange trained her lens on this land of the undiscovered. To westward migrants in the thirties and to viewers today, this image of the indefinite is bewitching—the allure of what could be.
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Innova Exhibition Photo Baryta IFA 69
8"x10" | edition of 10
11"x14" | edition of 150
16"x20" | edition of 25
20"x24" | edition of 10
30"x40" | edition of 5