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Detroit Institute of Arts Looks at 1950s Detroit through the Eyes of Robert Frank

"Drugstore, Detroit", Robert Frank, 1955. Gelatin silver print, image: (59.1 x 40.0 cm), 23 1/4 x 15 3/4 inches. ©Robert Frank, from 'The Americans'. Detroit Institute of Arts

In an age when everyone has a camera on hand--it's important to be reminded of the artistry and vision that contributes to a photographic work of art that is a masterpiece. 


DETROIT, MI.- "Detroit Experiences: Robert Frank Photographs, 1955" showcases more than 50 rare and many never-before-seen black-and-white photographs taken in Detroit by legendary photographic artist Robert Frank. The exhibition will be on view at the Detroit Institute of the Arts (DIA) March 3–July 4, 2010. The exhibition is free with museum admission. In 1955 and 1956 Robert Frank traveled the U.S. taking photographs for his groundbreaking book 'The Americans', published in 1958. 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, Frank transformed everyday experiences of Detroiters into an extraordinary visual statement about American life.

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