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By RJ Smith

ISBN-10: 0306823365

ISBN-13: 9780306823367

A frumpy, distant, depression, and doubtless unknowable guy, Robert Frank came across himself on the red-hot social middle of bohemian long island within the '50s and '60s after emigrating from Switzerland in 1947. He loved shut friendships with Jack Kerouac, Allen Ginsberg, and Peter Orlovsky in addition to photographer Walker Evans, author James Agee, and painters Alice Neel and Larry Rivers.

In the mid-'50s, Frank and his relatives took an extended highway journey throughout the United States the place he took 27,000 photos, eighty three of which might be gathered in The Americans, his best-known paintings. in the beginning harshly criticized for its bleak portrait of a segregated the US, the gathering progressively grew to become well-known as a transformative creative record of the era.

American Witness is a compelling portrait of a good artist and his instances and the seismic effect he had upon them.

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