Tribble & Mancenido
Hurry Up & Wait is an ongoing collection of images exploring the obscure and anonymous life of America’s trucking culture. Driving for a year in our own tractor-trailer, we focus on the banal repetition and periods of isolation from constant movement on the road. These images are a byproduct of the world we entered and a glimpse of the places eighteen-wheelers are allowed. We are constantly faced with the same landscape regardless of location. This is where we photograph. From moments of obliged waiting in truck stops to transporting products, we showcase the openness of the road and the lonesome journey of the driver. We hope our images bring new light to the harsh beauty of this unknown world.
James Frank Tribble (b. 1983, South Carolina) and Tracey Mancenido-Tribble (b.1980, New York) are collaborative artists who currently live and work in New York. James received his BFA from The School of Visual Arts and Tracey from Polimoda in Florence, Italy. They have recently returned from their yearlong travels across the states as truck drivers. The load-carrying duo lived out of their eighteen-wheeler, photographing America and the culture that drives it.
Tribble & Mancenido have been exhibited and published nationally and internationally, including shows at The Shanghai Art Museum with Centre Pompidou, Houston Center for Photography, and Host Gallery in London. Frank and Tracey’s work was recently featured in Humble Arts Foundation’s The Collector’s Guide To Emerging Art Photography and The New York Times. They are currently represented by Sasha Wolf Gallery in New York.