"Kate Schermerhorn brings genuine life to the show. In her small black-and-white prints nothing seems wasted, and nothing’s excessive."
The New Yorker
“Schermerhorn has been labeled everything from the next cultural crusader to the ant at the honeymoon picnic."
The San Francisco Chronicle (After Happily Ever After)
"A frequently sardonic, occasionally dead-serious survey of long-term relationships, keyed by the candid, bittersweet progression of the filmmaker’s second marriage and interwoven with an amusing assortment of oddball and on- target interviewees."
"Schermerhorn's pictures have wit and charm. Sometimes their irony can be frightening. They take us on a fascinating journey through the rich gamut of America's idea of a "good time".
Mary Ellen Mark
"Sublime and fascinating."
San Francisco Chronicle (Seeking 1906)
"Kate Schermerhorn's nostalgic, grainy monochromes shots capture the moments, both appealingly ordinary and freakishly absurd - that makes Small Town, USA what it is... these images are the essence of Americans at play."
"There is a mesmerizing quality to Kate Schermerhorn's photographs. This is not a freak show of redneck psychosis, but rather an affectionate pry into a nation at idiosyncratic play."
"Overseas distance has allowed Schermerhorn to mine the surreal American vein of with lightheartedness, irony and affection."
"At times the Images take a step forward from Bill Owens', previously unsurpassed, Suburbia. Quietly, behind it's humorous, light-hearted veil, America's Idea of a Good Time asks some very subtle questions. And, as her Amish farmer rollerblades off into the sunset, I'm left with the conviction that Kate Schermerhorn's is a journey that has only just begun."
Spot; Houston Center for Photography
"Schermerhorn has an engaging and humane eye and can see beyond the cliches to offer a different route on a well travelled photographic journey."