Sam Fentress

Bible Road: Signs of Faith in the American Landscape

Sam Fentress has captured a distinctly American phenomenon: religious signs made by ordinary folks from elements of everyday life. For over 25 years, Mr. Fentress has amassed a remarkable collection, photographed along highways, city streets and country roads from across 49 states. Recently he has authored a 159 page monograph, described toward the bottom of this page.

Mr. Fentress (born 1955) lives in St. Louis, Missouri. His photographs have been exhibited widely and are in the collections of the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Art Institute of Chicago, the Saint Louis Art Museum and the Bibliothéque Nationale de France. In 1979, he was awarded an Emerging Artist Grant by the National Endowment for the Arts. His work has received extensive publicity from the press through USA Today, National Public Radio and CBS News Sunday Morning. (As of November, 2007 these links are good.)

All prints are limited to 12 copies within three different sizes. Prices increase as the editions sell out. The beginning prices are 10 x 15 inch images on 16 x 20 inch paper: $900.00; 12 x 18 inch images on 20 x 24 inch paper: $1,250.00 and 14 x 21 inch images on 20 x 30 inch paper: $1,600.00. Color prints are printed via Lightjet onto Fuji paper, and black and white prints are gelatin silver.

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Sam Fentress, Lampe, Missouri
Lampe, Missouri
Sam Fentress, Palma, Kentucky
Palma, Kentucky
Sam Fentress, San Diego
San Diego
San Fentress, Portland, Oregon
Portland, Oregon
Sam Fentress, Washington, D.C.
Washington, D.C.
Sam Fentress, Pasadena, Texas
Pasadena, Texas
Sam Fentress, Esto, Florida
Esto, Florida
Sam Fentress, Los Angeles
Los Angeles
Sam Fentress, Monroe, Ohio
Monroe, Ohio
Sam Fentress, Fayetteville, Arkansas
Fayetteville, Arkansas
Sam Fentress, Fertile, Missouri
Fertile, Missouri
Sam Fentress, Suitland, Maryland
Suitland, Maryland
Sam Fentress, Beaumont, Texas
Beaumont, Texas
Sam Fentress, Harlem
Sam Fentress, Corning, New York
Corning, New York
Sam Fentress, Drakesboro, Kentucky
Drakesboro, Kentucky

Sam Fentress, book cover Bible Road: Signs of Faith
in the American Landscape

159 pages, 11½" x 10½"
Published by D&C
Autographed: $29.95
Add $12.00 UPS shipping
Sam Fentress, Pittsburgh, Kansas
Pittsburg, Kansas