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The Americans by Robert Frank
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Jan 31, 2008

it was amazing
bookshelves: documentary, photo
Read in January, 2005

Frank was Swiss and got a Guggenheim grant to go ona huge roadtrip and carry this out. The American people were all looking forward to the release of the book, they thought it'd be pretty-pretty and it'd suck up to them, but no! Out it came and people were offended by it. They were offended because the eye of the outsider saw things which the Americans (not the book, the people) did not want shown. Yes, 1950's hypocrisy in its most classic form.
Well, the world has become quite different and it seems the Americans (the people) now quite appreciate the book. Not surprising, for the pictures are brilliant, both in terms of technicality, look and concept. Superb.
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