CPA is pleased to offer this special edition print from John G. Zimmerman’s archive and his latest monograph: Auto America, Car Culture 1950s-1970s. Auto America offers a compelling look at three decades (1950s-1970s) of America’s fascination with the automobile. At a time when self-driving vehicles and climate change are transforming driving around the world, John G. Zimmerman’s pictures capture the optimism and even utopianism of a beloved period in American car culture. Many of Zimmerman’s photographs were originally taken for LIFE, Time, and Sports Illustrated magazines and highlight diverse aspects of America’s auto industry at its zenith; they feature not only iconic cars of the period, which Zimmerman chronicled comprehensively at car shows and in studio assignments, but also a behind-the-scenes look at the people who designed, built, collected, exhibited, and raced them.
About John G. Zimmerman
For four decades, John G. Zimmerman (1927-2002) created photographs known for their innovation and artistry. His work appeared regularly in LIFE, Time, Ebony and Sports Illustrated, and includes over two hundred magazine covers and ten Olympic games.
Zimmerman’s photographs have been exhibited at the International Center of Photography in New York, the Newseum in D.C, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Brooklyn Museum and in 2018 at the Center for Photographic Art in Carmel with an exhibition titled America in Black and White.
Recent publications include Auto America: Car Culture 1950s-1970s (Rizzoli 2022), America in Black and White: Selected Photographs of John G. Zimmerman (Hannibal 2017) and Crossing the Line: Arthur Ashe at the 1968 US Open (Hannibal 2018). He is included in The Great LIFE Photographers (Bullfinch Press 2004).
For more information on John G. Zimmerman, visit www.johngzimmerman.com
To order a copy of Auto America, please visit the Rizzoli website: https://www.rizzoliusa.com/book/9780847872749/