In August 2016, writer/photographer Brian Passey and his wife, Cammie, embarked on a cross-country road trip to celebrate their first wedding anniversary. The trip had two primary goals: See interesting places and visit loved ones. For 12 of the 16 nights they stayed with friends and family members across the country.
The trip began in in the deserts of Utah before crossing the Rocky Mountains and the Great Plains, reaching its easternmost point in our nation’s capital. From there it became a tour of the Deep South, taking in characteristically southern cities like Savannah and New Orleans. The final stretch returned to the familiar territory of the Southwest.
That 6,000-mile, 17-day trip is documented through the photography and words found in this exhibition, Connecting Paths. Short essays accompany 39 of the 54 photos in the exhibition. The majority of the photos are mounted on six maps of the United States.