Robert Frank: The Americans
A rare look at one of the most influential series of photographs in the postwar era, this exhibition presented the original images of Robert Frank's groundbreaking 1958 publication The Americans. Captured at the height of the myth of the American dream, Frank's vision revealed a tragic dimension in the spirit of the American landscape through a photographic style almost without precedent for its directness and emotional force. Today Frank's photography presents a powerful poetic vision that, like the work of the beat poets and novelists with whom he is associated, must be taken into account when assessing North American culture this century. Frank's strong connections with Nova Scotia include periodic teaching at NSCAD, and filming in Cape Breton, where he lives for part of each year. The exhibition was organized by Curatorial Assistance Inc., from the collection of the Addison Gallery of American Art.
- Exhibition Title
- Frank, Robert
- bi-fold brochure
- Robert Frank: The Americans, 1 August - 25 September 1996