Here’s some fresh inspiration for that road trip you’ve been meaning to take: Jim Dow’s current show (at Janet Borden Gallery) and new book, “American Studies,” published by PowerHouse. “Nothing lasts forever, and I want to preserve what I can,” Dow told me when I asked him what inspired his long and very well-travelled career. “My interest in photography centers on its capacity for exact description. I use photography to try to record the manifestations of human ingenuity and spirit still remaining in our country’s everyday landscape.” Here’s a look at what he found just down the road.
Dairy Queen at Night: US 6, Iowa City, Iowa, 1988
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