Robert Frank: "The Americans" at 50

Parade - Hoboken, New Jersey, 1955.

The National Gallery of Art, Washington, is currently celebrating the 50th anniversary of photographer Robert Frank's The Americans. Through 83 photographs taken during 1955-56, the book looked beneath the surface of American life. The Americans changed the course of twentieth century photography and redefined the icons of America. Frank's style was just as controversial and influential as his subject matter.

Some of Frank's photographs from The Americans can be viewed here.

The exhibition presents all the photographs from The Americans.

Robert Frank (b. 1924) was present at the NGA recently, for a discussion in conjunction with the exhibition, together with exhibition curator Sarah Greenough. Read blogger Tyler Green's report on the discussion here.

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