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Highway 61

Published by powerHouse Books
Distributed by Simon & Schuster

About The Book

A personal journey made on one of America's most historic and defining routes-Highway 61-by one of Hollywood's finest, most gifted talents--Jessica Lange.

"These photographs are a chronicle of what remains and what has disappeared. It has a long memory, Highway 61." - Jessica Lange

Renowned actress and photographer Jessica Lange was raised in Northern Minnesota and has travelled the length of Highway 61 countless times since her childhood and throughout her life. This storied route originates at the Canadian border in Minnesota and runs along the great Mississippi river through
the American Midwest and South, rolling through eight states, down to New Orleans.

With more than 80 stunning tritone photographs, Lange's Highway 61 reveals her deep connection to this iconic route, and presents that which she has long held dear along its way. This is a tale of our shared national heritage as seen by one of the most talented artists of her generation.

About The Author

Jessica Lange is the 13th actress to achieve the Triple Crown of Acting, having won two Academy Awards, three Primetime Emmy Awards, and a Tony Award, along with a Screen Actors Guild Award and five Golden Globe Awards.  She won an Emmy for her portrayal of Big Edie in HBO’s Grey Gardens; Critics Choice, Golden Globe, Dorian and Emmy awards followed for American Horror Story; her first Tony for Lead Actress, Outer Critics Circle and Drama Desk Award for Outstanding Actress in a Play for the Broadway Revival Long Day’s Journey Into Night; an 8th Emmy for her portrayal of Joan Crawford in the miniseries Feud; and in 2019 she received her 10th Emmy nomination for her work in American Horror Story: Apocalypse.  Lange is also a renowned photographer with four published books of photography, two published by powerHouse Books: 50 Photographs (2008), and Highway 61 (2019). Born in Minnesota, Lange currently resides in New York City.

Product Details

  • Publisher: powerHouse Books (October 1, 2019)
  • Length: 176 pages
  • ISBN13: 9781576879375

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Raves and Reviews

"The photographs themselves are grainy, suffused with intense light and shadow, capturing small moments featuring people, road signs, horizons, carnivals, diners." 

– New York Times

"Highway 61, Lange’s third published collection of photography, showcases what she saw over six years worth of drives down the iconic road which runs through the center of the U.S.: diners, barrooms, parades, passing barges, landscapes, American eccentrics and everyday people." 

– Rolling Stone

"Highway 61, Lange’s fourth published collection, proves the strength of her gaze on its own, away from the shadow of her stardom." 

– Flood Magazine

AS SEEN ON: AnOther, Artnet, The Guardian, The Independent, Mpls.St.Paul Magazine, Musee Magazine, TIME Magazine, TODAY Show and The View.

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