May the Road Rise to Meet You is a series and a photobook by Sara Macel, a pseudo-documentary and biography of her father’s professional life as telephone-pole salesman, the life he has led outside of their shared family experience.
Sara Macel (born 1981, Houston TX) received her MFA in Photography, Video & Related Media at the School of Visual Arts in 2011 and her BFA in Photography + Imaging from New York University’s Tisch School of the Arts in 2003. Her work has been internationally exhibited and is in various private collections, including the Cleveland Museum of Art, Harry Ransom Center, and the Center of Photography at Woodstock. Her recent honors include Magenta Foundation’s Flash Forward, Top 50 Photographer’s in Photolucida’s Critical Mass Award, and she was named a winner in the New York Photo Festival. In 2012, Sara received the Individual Photographer’s Fellowship Grant from the Aaron Siskind Foundation. Her first monograph, May the Road Rise to Meet You, was published by Daylight Books in 2013, and a traveling exhibition of that work was shown in solo shows in 2014 at the Center for Photography in Woodstock and the Houston Center for Photography and Silver Eye Center for Photography in 2015. In addition to her freelance work, Sara currently teaches photography at SUNY Rockland and was an artist-in-residence at The Wassaic Project in upstate New York. Sara is co-director of the Brooklyn chapter of the photo non-profit Crusade for Art.
Text and images © Sara Macel