Tuesday, September 22, 2009

"The Americans" 50th anniversary

2009 marks the 50th anniversary of the groundbreaking photography book "THE AMERICANS" by Robert Frank which was first published in the United States in 1959. A major exhibition is now on view at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York from September 22, 2009 to January 3, 2010. It features all 83 photographs from the original book. Robert Frank was born in Switzerland in 1924 and emigrated to the United States in 1947. In 1955 and in 1956 he traveled across the United States and took photographs which are now considered masterpieces. His book, THE AMERICANS is considered "a seminal work in American photography and art history". The New York Times has published an article on September 25, 2009 which was written by Holland Cotter: "America, Captured in a Flash".

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