NYC holds for the first time The Americans in a museum, the amazing work Robert Frank did in 1955 on the American society. It showed its racism, its scary consumption and its hability to ignore the “ normal” people. Robert Frank’s photos are powerful, they put you right on the face of his subjects and the best is that the guy has a great sense of humour.
The MET put together a great exhibition. Even though, the photos are today pretty known, it’s always a pleasure to see them again but what is riveting, to me, is to have access to the manuscripts. The letters he sent to Walker Evans, the mail he had with Jack Kerouac and last but not least the collage he sent to his wife. Highly recommended.
Looking In: Robert Frank’s ‘The Americans’ ” runs from September 22nd through January 3rd
U.S. 90, en route to Del Rio, Texas, 1955 © Robert Frank, from The Americans