Diners As Finer Art

by Staff SOURCE Curated Magazine

On view at the National Heritage Museum, Night Road: Photographs of Diners by John D. Woolf celebrates an icon of American vernacular architecture.

The structures are designed to grab the attention of passers by and beckon weary travelers with the prospect of rest and warmth. Woolf’s final photographs are the result of combining multiple exposures to accurately recreate the lurid color and dramatic lighting of the traditional roadside diner. In that, the exhibition both highlights a dying artistic tradition and new artistic technologies.