Grand Central Terminal
EAT is an exhibition of color images from roadside America, the restaurants and snack bars seen while traveling the nation's far flung towns and cities. Each of the 18 large images exhibited presents a place to eat, an especially appropriate subject given the exhibit's location in Grand Central's Dining Concourse. Photographer Jim Dow used an 8" X 10" camera to capture the light, atmosphere, and color of American dining options, elevating and ennobling these quirky locations. His recent book, "American Studies" features several of the images seen in the exhibit.
Travelers using the terminal can vicariously visit a vintage Dairy Queens or bar-b-que joint while taking a break from their daily commute or visit to New York.
EAT, named after a predominant road sign seen in the show, was made possible by the support of Kodak, and EMR Graphics, which printed the photographs. The photographs appear courtesy of Janet Borden, Inc.
Jim Dow studied at Rhode Island School of Design and was the last assistant of legendary photographer Walker Evans, during which time he developed an appreciation for architecture and roadside dining. Dow's photographs are included in major museum collections.
The exhibit remains on view in the Dining Concourse through September 2012.
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