Photographed in the American Southwest, Vessels is a body of work that includes intimate portraits of travelers—mostly hitchhikers and highway drifters who dwell along the interstate system—as well as landscapes and still life photos that offer an updated view of the 21st century’s “open road,” addressing a darkening era of uncertainty and anxiety.
Bryan Schutmaat is a photographer and photobook maker based in Austin, Texas whose work has been widely exhibited
and published. He has won numerous awards, including the Aperture Portfolio Prize and an Aaron Siskind Fellowship.
Bryan’s prints are held in many collections, such as Baltimore Museum of Art, Museum of Fine Arts, Boston, Pier 24
Photography, and San Francisco Museum of Modern Art. He co-founded the imprint, Trespasser.