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Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans - Panel and Lecture

The exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans marks the first time all eighty-three photographs in the legendary series will be shown together in a New York City museum. Flanked by the writer Luc Sante and by publisher Barney Rosset, former owner of Grove Press (which published of The Americans) and longtime champion of free expression (called "the most dangerous man in American publishing"), Curator Jeff Rosenheim talks about Robert Frank's groundbreaking book. Once controversial, now a cornerstone in American cultural history, the prescient book The Americans reveals ordinary lives in ordinary places around the country in extraordinarily profound images. Frank "courts chaos and eschews control," creating dynamic, visceral images of an America on the brink of social revolution.

Jeff L. Rosenheim, curator, Department of Photographs, The Metropolitan Museum of Art

Standing by: Barney Rosset, former owner, Grove Press, and publisher and Editor-in-Chief, Evergreen Review; Luc Sante, author, and visiting professor in writing and photography, Bard College


Learn more about the exhibition Looking In: Robert Frank's The Americans:
http://www.metmuseum.org/exhibitions/listings/2009/robert-frank

Learn more about the rise of American street photography and the photography of everyday life:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hd/phev/hd_phev.htm

Learn more about the art of the Beats:
http://www.metmuseum.org/toah/hi/hi_amer20beatmov.htm

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