by Roger Minick

In SIGHTSEER, Roger Minick has created not only a richly entertaining study of the ritual of sightseeing in the United States, but a poignant pre-selfie time capsule of the American people at the end of the 20th Century. In her essay for the series, Lucy Lippard writes: “The images balance on a complex line between simple vacation snapshots, informal portraiture, and landscape photography… Minick has brought a professional eye and technique to a homely form — the snapshot as memo, casual sibling of the home movie/video…”