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Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans



Robert Frank (American, b. Switzerland, 1924)<EM>Charleston, South Carolina, 1955</EM>Gelatin silver print; 16 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (41.3 x 59.1 cm)Susan and Peter MacGillPhotograph © Robert Frank, from <EM>The Americans</EM>
Robert Frank (American, b. Switzerland, 1924)
Charleston, South Carolina, 1955
Gelatin silver print; 16 1/4 x 23 1/4 in. (41.3 x 59.1 cm)
Susan and Peter MacGill
Photograph © Robert Frank, from The Americans
Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans
UNITED STATES
NEW YORK  •  Metropolitan Museum of Art  •  Ongoing
 
This exhibition celebrates the fiftieth anniversary of the publication of The Americans, Robert Frank’s influential suite of black-and-white photographs made on a cross-country road trip in 1955–56. Although Frank’s depiction of American life was criticized when the book was released in the U.S. in 1959, it soon became recognized as a masterpiece of street photography. Born in Switzerland in 1924, Frank is considered one of the great living masters of photography. The exhibition features all 83 photographs published in The Americans.

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