America, Captured in a Flash: Robert Frank

Read this NY Times article and view the multimedia slideshow By HOLLAND COTTER Published: September 24, 2009.

His pictures, separately and together, feel so laden and dense. When he took this exterior shot of a trolley car in New Orleans in 1955, he was on the first leg of a transcontinental car trip that would last 10 months and take him 10,000 miles. He was a stranger in a strange land that was getting stranger by the day.

His pictures, separately and together, feel so laden and dense. When he took this exterior shot of a trolley car in New Orleans in 1955, he was on the first leg of a transcontinental car trip that would last 10 months and take him 10,000 miles. He was a stranger in a strange land that was getting stranger by the day.

“Trolley – New Orleans,” 1955.

Photo: Robert Frank, from “The Americans”

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