A Rochester photojournalist was 26 years old when he set out across the country in 1970 -- a man with only his friend and a beat-up VW bus. Throughout their journey, Mark Brady took black-and-white photographs.
Forty years later, Brady essentially rediscovered the slides, and he discovered a different America. It was more open, more accepting, and in some ways, more beautiful. His photographs became a book, and now his work is on display this month at the Little Theater's cafe.
Brady joins us to talk about the journey: the hospitality he found on the road; why hitchhiking was safe; his encounter with a young Michael McKean; the beauty of America; and the way that trip feels almost impossible today, and yet almost necessary. Our guests:
- Mark Brady, photojournalist and author of The Paisley Tunnel, 1970
- Roger Bruce, member of the Board of Trustees, Visual Studies Workshop