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What We Dig: “The Americans” by Robert Frank

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This is a must-have for anyone interested in photography and American history. First published in the United States in 1959, “The Americans” is a photography book by Robert Frank that is personal and poetic. Jack Kerouac wrote the foreword and said, “Robert Frank…he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world.” That should be enough to sway you to pick this up. The recipient of a Guggenheim Grant, Frank set out in the 1950s to document postwar America. 

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Out of print; steidl.de