Robert Frank (The Americans) (1958)

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Interesting article in the Sunday New York Times Magazine about Swiss born, beat-generation photographer Robert Frank. You can read it here. Am going to take a look at his The Americans (1958). Such a book today would have to look very different, from the underside of corporate capitalism. The trick, I think, would be to manage the sympathy unvarnished by sentimentalism. But who even shoots “straight photography” anymore?

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Zachary Braiterman is Professor of Religion in the Department of Religion at Syracuse University. His specialization is modern Jewish thought and philosophical aesthetics.
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1 Response to Robert Frank (The Americans) (1958)

  1. It’s a fascinating book, Zach. Have always wanted to see his movie on The Rolling Stones (aptly titled)

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