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Pre-Order CRUISE NIGHT Exclusively

at the LACMA Store


After selling out in the USA in 2021, Cruise Night is being rereleased in January 2024. Pre-order your copy of Cruise Night exclusively at the LACMA Store.





Known for her quiet portraits of American cultural movements, Kristin Bedford’s new work, Cruise Night, is an intimate and unstaged exploration of Mexican American lowrider car culture in Los Angeles. From 2014 to 2019 she attended hundreds of lowrider cruise nights, car shows, quinceañeras, weddings and funerals. Bedford’s images offer a new visual narrative around the lowrider tradition and invite us to question prevalent societal stereotypes. Located at the intersection of aesthetics and social realism, her photographs explore the nuance of cars as mobile canvases and the legendary community that creates them. With the bold language of color photography and the female vantage point, Cruise Night is an original look at a prolific American movement set against the Los Angeles cityscape.



Format: Clothbound hardcover, 75 color photographs

Dimensions: 12.25" x 12.25" 

Printed: Trifolio, Verona, Italy

ISBN: 979-8-218-28119-9

Publication Date: January 2024

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