Robert Frank dies

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If you get a chance, see the short movie clip at DPR that he did back in the early 1970's in NYC with The Rolling Stones. It was quite an interesting take on NYC at the time.

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Also, I cannot find the titles, but I believe there are books with outtakes and contact sheets from The Americans. Keep an eye out if you are interested.

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I am glad you found a copy. I think the book helps give some context to the project, as you can see more than just the finally selected images. I like seeing the "backstory" as it reminds me that not every image taken by somebody famous is a winner. And it helps me better understand how they tied to tackle their assignments. I hope you enjoy.

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If you get a chance, see the short movie clip at DPR that he did back in the early 1970's in NYC with The Rolling Stones.
I can't quote the title of the film here, but after the Stones saw the results...with lots of sex and drug abuse...they ended up fighting with Frank to not have it released when he refused to edit out the objectionable footage. The legal settlement was that it can only be screened four times a year and only with Frank in attendance (so maybe it will never be screened again?). It shows up now and then on YouTube only to be pulled almost immediately.
 

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Currently trying to hunt down a copy of Fred's Modern Color book.

Just found out that Charlie Cole also passed away. Very fitting that we would pass just days after the 30th anniversary of Tienanmen Square.

I really hope we don't lose Jeff Widener too.
 

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Prompted by Jack Kerouac’s introduction to The Americans, I decided to at last get round to reading “On the Road”. Probably one to divide opinion, but have to say, I found it a bit, well ........ boring. Call me old fashioned but I didn’t quite see what was heroic or epic about loafing around America blagging on other people’s hospitality and wrecking other people’s cars etc. The Americans told a much better story in my view. Maybe the lens is mightier than the pen! Thoughts welcome ...
 

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Prompted by Jack Kerouac’s introduction to The Americans, I decided to at last get round to reading “On the Road”. Probably one to divide opinion, but have to say, I found it a bit, well ........ boring. Call me old fashioned but I didn’t quite see what was heroic or epic about loafing around America blagging on other people’s hospitality and wrecking other people’s cars etc. The Americans told a much better story in my view. Maybe the lens is mightier than the pen! Thoughts welcome ...
Consider reading Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck. I thought it was a much better read about being on the road in America in the early 1960's.

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Consider reading Travels With Charley by John Steinbeck. I thought it was a much better read about being on the road in America in the early 1960's.

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Thanks - i’ll Certainly take that up. I finally got round to The Grapes of Wrath earlier this year, and supplemented it with Dorothea Lange’s images of migrant workers, and a few Woody Guthrie songs. Very powerful experience!
 

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I've been sitting in my hammock drinking beer all afternoon. Is there any other books I should order without having to sift through this thread?

Also tracked down a copy of World Press Photo 1990. Seemed right to do with Carlie Cole dying.
 

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Thanks - i’ll Certainly take that up. I finally got round to The Grapes of Wrath earlier this year, and supplemented it with Dorothea Lange’s images of migrant workers, and a few Woody Guthrie songs. Very powerful experience!
I did not read The Grapes of Wrath (but need to at some point in my life), but Travels With Charley is a very easy read, so do not be put off. I like these travel books and I am sure the list of good ones is longer than we can care to count, but I have a soft spot for this book. I hope it is a good read.

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