Robert Frank: The Americans

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Nov 10, 2014 2:41PM
In his 1959 introduction to Robert Frank's now-seminal photobook, The Americans, Jack Kerouac wrote, "Anybody doesnt like these pitchers dont like potry, see? Anybody dont like potry go home see Television shots of big hatted cowboys being tolerated by kind horses. Robert Frank, Swiss, unobtrusive, nice, with that little camera that he raises and snaps with one hand he sucked a sad poem right out of America onto film, taking rank among the tragic poets of the world. To Robert Frank I now give this message: You got eyes. And I say: That little ole lonely elevator girl looking up and sighing in an elevator full of blurred demons, what's her name & address?" On November 9, Frank celebrates his ninetieth birthday. Happy birthday, Robert Frank."Elevator - Miami Beach" is reproduced from The Americans, seventh edition, published by Steidl.
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