Fiftieth Anniversary of Robert Frank’s The Americans

This week's Time Magazine has an article about the fiftieth anniversary of Robert Frank's landmark documentary photography book The Americans. The book is being reissued this month. In 2007, Robert Frank served as the celebrity judge for the third Center for Documentary Studies/Honickman First Book Prize in Photography. The winner, Danny Wilcox Frazier, cites Frank as a major influence. His book, Driftless: Photographs from Iowa was published last fall to much acclaim. Frank chose Frazier for the prize
because of his “passionate photographs without sentimentality.
. . . his work reaches out: let me tell your story, it is important.”

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