Henry Horenstein's Speedway1972 Featured in the British Press

Posted on Aug 19, 2022

Artist Henry Horenstein's series Speedway1972 has been featured in several British publications.


Horenstein is a Boston Based photographer whose roots are in documentary photography, which is especially evident in his Speedway, 72 series. The photos were taken when Horenstein was still a graduate student at Rhode Island School of Design.


The passage of time has imbued his portraits with an even deeper aura of authenticity, not least because Horenstein’s ordinary people – blue-collar, white, small-town – hail from a time when classic American workwear was practical rather than fashionable. Many of the men wear grime-stained T-shirts, shapeless work trousers and heavy boots while the young favour denim and plaid, their unruly hairstyles a testament to the lingering legacy of the hippy 60s. Teenage couples and groups of youngsters attest to the fact that stock car racing provided a family night out in provincial communities where the best drivers were often local heroes.

- Sean O’Hagan, The Guardian


Read more about Speedway1972 in the articles below, and be sure to catch Henry Horenstein: Speedway 72 at Catherine Couturier Gallery on view September 16th– October 15th, 2022.


The artist will also be present for a book signing on Saturday, October 8th, 11 a.m. – 4 p.m.


Learn more about Henry Horenstein on his artist's page.


The Telegraph
The Guardian image gallery 
The Guardian/Observer.
I-D magazine,
Hero magazine

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