Fred Scruton (PA) travels extensively throughout the U.S. to photograph artists and their art environments, bringing attention to these often under-documented sites. He frequently befriends the artists he photographs, making return visits to artists who live near his Pennsylvania home and yearly road trips to record the evolution of more distant sites.
Among the artists he has photographed extensively are Prophet Isaiah Robertson’s house in Niagara Falls, NY; Billy Tripp’s Mindfield Cemetery in Brownsville, TN; and Joe Minter’s African Village in America in Birmingham, AL.
American Sites: Art Environment Photography presents sixty-five of Scruton’s photographs, revealing the breadth and depth of art environments throughout the U.S. and demonstrating that this way of art making still flourishes in communities across the country.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.