With the Monaco Grand Prix and the 24 Hours of Le Mans, France is home to two of motor racing’s Triple Crown – the other being America’s Indie 500 – but the current celebration of all things four wheels is located in a gallery rather than on a racetrack. Exhibited at the Fondation Cartier pour l’Art Contemporain, Autophoto shines a spotlight on photography’s relationship with the automobile.

Debuting 30 years after the famous exhibition Homage á Ferrari, Autophoto features 500 works from over 90 photographers including William Eggleston, Ed Ruscha, Man Ray, Juergen Teller and Martin Parr. From suburban gas stations to highway road trips, the show explores the car’s impact on the landscapes of society and style in all its natural habitats.

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Langdon Clay, Zizka Cleaners car, Buick Electra, Cars series, New York City, 1975. © Langdon Clay.

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California, from the series ‘America by Car’, 2008 © Lee Friedlander, courtesy Fraenkel Gallery

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Luciano Rigolini, Tribute to Giorgio de Chirico, 2017. Appropriation (unknown photographer, 1958). Collection of the artist. © Luciano Rigolini.

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Andrew Bush Woman waiting to proceed south at Sunset and Highland boulevards, Los Angeles, at approximately 11:59 a.m. one day in February 1997 Series Vector Portraits, 1997

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Los Alamos series, 1965-1968 by William Eggleston © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Memphis, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

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Los Alamos series, c. 1974 © Eggleston Artistic Trust, Memphis, Courtesy David Zwirner, New York/London

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