The result of 11 years spent travelling along the iconic 2,600 mile Route 66, MAIN STREET: The Lost Dream of Route 66 by Pulitzer-Prize winning photographer Edward Keating documents the lives of communities and individuals encountered along the way.
Investigating the highway’s mythic quality – which has inspired artists and writers such as Andy Warhol and Jack Kerouac – the body of work serves as a metaphor for the disintegration of the American Dream, capturing scenes between Chicago and Santa Monica.
An exhibition of works at Nailya Alexander Gallery, New York, runs 29 November-5 January. Find out more here.
1. Edward Keating, Lebanon, Missouri, 2007.
2. Edward Keating, Tulsa, Oklahoma, 2000.
3. Edward Keating, Eureka, Missouri, 2003.