Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955

Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955

Detroit Experiences is a series of photographs by the legendary photographer, Robert Frank.  In 1955 and 1956, Frank traveled the U.S. taking photographs for his groundbreaking book The Americans, published in 1958.  With funding from a prestigious Guggenheim grant, he set out to create a large visual record of America, and Detroit was one of his early stops.  Inspired by autoworkers, the cars they made, along with local lunch counters, drive-in movies and public parks such as Belle Isle, Frank transformed everyday experiences of Detroiters into an extraordinary visual statement about American life.

Robert Frank: The Americans

Slide Show: Detroit Experiences/Robert Frank Photographs, 1955

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