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Highway 61

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.

Jessica Lange is a photographer and actress. This is her fourth book of photography. She studied photography at the University of Minnesota and is the first recipient of the George Eastman House Honors Award. She has earned two Academy Awards, three Emmys, and a Tony.

"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.